After a torrent of leaks and rumors, the iPhone 11 launch is official, and it finally succeeds the iPhone XR from last year. Fortunately, for a lot of those thinking that it is just an incremental upgrade over the 2018’s iPhone XR, there’s a lot more going on here. Here’s everything Apple revealed about the iPhone 11 during its keynote.
Display, Design, Resolution and More
The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display with anodized aluminum, along with a glass back that gives the device Qi wireless charging support. Apple claims that this is the toughest glass incorporated at the rear side of an iPhone, but we’ll still advise you to be careful with it.
Powering everything inside the iPhone 11 is the A13 Bionic, revealing that Apple isn’t changing the naming scheme of its SoC. The company did reveal a chart where it showed the A13 Bionic is faster than the A12 Bionic as well as the Snapdragon 855, but proper statistics and numbers weren’t provided. Still, given what we’ve seen in the past, we wouldn't deny that the A13 Bionic is faster than the competition. Sadly, there’s no embedded 5G modem.
The optics have received a considerable upgrade compared to the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 features a 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera. The primary sensor is a 12MP wide-angle shooter and features ‘100 percent focus pixels and a 6 elements lens’. A secondary 12MP ultra-wide camera is also present and can deliver 2x optical zoom out. Both sensors can capture 4K video at 60FPS. With two cameras, Apple states that you can also get depth effects on not just people, but on subjects too. There’s also a dedicated Night Mode to go head-to-head against the competition when it comes to low-light shots. As for the camera at the back, it can record 4K footage at 30FPS, giving you the option to capture UHD video from both ends.
Apple states that Spatial audio and support for Dolby Atmos is present to deliver a stellar experience for users that display a penchant for media consumption on their mobile phones.
Battery, and Fast Charging
While Apple didn’t reveal any fast-charging or battery capacity details, the keynote details state that the iPhone 11 will provide an additional hour of battery life as opposed to the iPhone XR. While it might not be much for a lot of users, there are several emergencies that can be tackled in an hour. The iPhone 11 continues to use the Lightning Port for charging purposes but doesn’t include the 18-watt fast charger in the box.
Colors, Pricing, and Availability,
Apple has added six colors to the iPhone 11, which comprise up of White, green, yellow, purple, black and red. As for pricing, it’s surprising that Apple has launched the new device at a $699 starting price. Considering the iPhone XR cost $749 when it first launched, this is a great step forward. As for availability, we’ll update you on that front very shortly.