We’ve got the first details of the new phone right here.
iPhone 11R release date and price
The iPhone 11 starts at $699 / £729 / AU$1,199, which is a touch cheaper than the iPhone XR was at launch.
iPhone 11 design and display
The new iPhone 11 is available in Purple, White, Yellow, Green, Black and Product Red. The rear of the phone is glass, and there’s a Lightning connector on the bottom edge.
There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack on this device, with Apple having dropped the port.
It comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, which is the same size as the screen on 2018’s iPhone XR. The notch remains at the top of the screen, and overall the device looks remarkably like last year’s phone.
The dimensions of the phone are 150.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm, and it weighs in at 194 grams.
It’s also water resistant, coming with an IP68 rating. That should mean you’re able to submerge it in the bath or take it in the shower, as it can survive in up to two meters of water.
iPhone 11 camera
There’s a big focus on the camera this year, and that’s because it’s a dual lens sensor, for the first time on the cheaper iPhone.
There’s a 12MP wide camera with a 26mm lens, and that’s paired with a 12MP ultra-wide camera. That second snapper has 120 degree field of view.
Night Mode has returned for low light conditions, and it comes turned on automatically on the iPhone 11. It’s a similar affair to Google’s Night Sight on Pixel phones, and the on-stage example seemed quite impressive.
iPhone 11 specs and performance
The chipset inside the iPhone 11 is called the A13 Bionic. Apple claims it has the fastest CPU and GPU in a smartphone with this device, and that’s something else we’ll be sure to test in the future.
Apple has shown off some video games being played on the phone, but we’ve yet to fully learn what the chipset will be capable of.
The battery inside the iPhone 11 comes with the claim it’ll last an hour longer than the iPhone XR. Apple never announces the exact sizes of its batteries, but we’ll be sure to learn it in the coming days.
The device will come running iOS 13 software out of the box immediately that comes with a system-wide Dark Mode for the first time.
A claim on the stage says it comes with “enhanced Face ID”, but it’s uncertain exactly how the facial unlocking technology has been improved.
The phone will be available in 64GB, 128GB or 256GB options. We’ve yet to learn the exact differences in prices for the three devices.