Apple Unveils iPhone 11 With Dual-Lens Rear Camera, Six New Colors, Dolby Atmos, and More

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 11, the successor to the ‌iPhone‌ XR, with a dual-lens rear camera, six new colors, Dolby Atmos sound, a faster A13 Bionic chip, and more.

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Like the ‌iPhone‌ XR, the ‌iPhone‌ 11 continues to have a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, which is an LCD. The device features a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view.

“iPhone 11 is the next generation of iPhone, packed with great new capabilities in an incredible design, including new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras for gorgeous videos and photos, the power and ease of use of iOS 13, and A13 Bionic — the fastest chip ever in a smartphone that quickly handles the tasks that matter most to people every day,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the tight integration between hardware, software and services, the advancements in iPhone 11 bring an unparalleled user experience at an affordable price to even more customers. We think people will love it.”

The ‌iPhone‌ 11 is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is protected against spills from common liquids like coffee and soda. Apple also touted that it was built with the "toughest glass ever in a smartphone."


Powering the device is the A13 Bionic chip, providing 20 percent faster CPU and GPU than the A12 and all-day battery life. The highlight of the ‌iPhone‌ 11 is a new dual-camera lens system with Ultra Wide and Wide cameras that have been deeply integrated into iOS 13. Ultra Wide captures four times more in a scene, and Apple said it is particularly good at capture landscapes or architecture.

With the Wide sensor that has 100 percent more Focus Pixels, the ‌iPhone‌ 11 also has a Night Mode. This results in brighter images from photos that have been taken in low-light environments. There's also Smart HDR, Deep Fusion (coming later in the fall), and an updated camera app UI.

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More features include:

  • The new Apple-designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology, the first ever in a smartphone, for spatial awareness. With iOS 13.1 coming on September 30, AirDrop gets even better with directionally aware suggestions.
  • Face ID, the most secure facial authentication in a smartphone, gets up to 30 percent faster and easier to use with improved performance at varying distances and support for more angles.
  • Spatial audio provides an immersive surround sound experience and Dolby Atmos delivers powerful, moving audio to iPhone 11.
  • Gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi 6 allow for even faster download speeds4 and Dual SIM with eSIM.

‌iPhone‌ 11 will be available to pre-order in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB starting on Friday, September 13 at 5 a.m. PDT, at a starting price of $699. The smartphone will then launch one week later on September 20.

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Top Rated Comments

Tomcolgan Avatar
40 months ago
Disappointing, I’ll be sticking with my iPhone 7 Plus :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jmausmuc Avatar
40 months ago
Clever marketing to call it iPhone 11 - doesn’t sound so much leaks the cheap version now.

BTW: Samsung A40 costs less than 200, has a smaller bezel, OLED screen and a very small notch...

I would not buy a LCD phone on 2019/2020, especially not at this price point.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
40 months ago
I bet the "Pro" will be the "One more thing..." LAME

I hate to be "that guy," but that'd never fly back in the Steve era.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
40 months ago
Those colors are hideous.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
40 months ago
Looks nice. Processor team still crushing it. I am a little surprised Apple still cannot do all OLED in 2019. Cheap phones have that now.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dsampley Avatar
40 months ago
Yawn
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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