Apple just reveled its new iPhone 11, a successor to its iPhone XR today, dubbed iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 includes a 6.1-inch display, and the design is almost identical to last year, too, with the notch at the front for the Face ID camera. Apple is adding new color options, with purple, white, green, yellow, black, and red all available.
Apple’s biggest changes are in the camera at the rear of the device. Last year’s iPhone XR had a single 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, but the iPhone 11 now includes a dual-camera system with an ultra-wide camera that supports 2x optical zoom. There’s even a new immersive camera interface that lets you see outside the frame, so you can see the details of the photos you’re taking with the ultra-wide camera.
The camera is clearly a big deal here for Apple, and the company is adding multi-scale tone mapping that deals with highlights differently depending on where they are. There’s also a new high-key mono portrait effect, and portrait mode itself will now work on pets.
The biggest addition is Night mode, to better compete with Google’s Pixel devices and Samsung’s latest Note 10 and S10 handsets.
For videos you can tap to switch between the ultra-wide and regular camera and there’s support for 4K resolution up to 60fps, slow-mo, time lapse, and a new extended dynamic range across both cameras.
Even the front-facing camera is getting an upgrade, to a 12-megapixel true-depth wide-angle camera that you can rotate to do landscape shots. The front camera can also do 4K / 60 video and slow-mo.
The iPhone 11 will retail starting at $699. It comes in a glass design, which is the “toughest ever in a smartphone”. It’s powered by the A13 Bionic processor, which is the fastest CPU in a smartphone, and an upgrade over the iPhone XR’s A12 Bionic.
For comparison, last year’s three new iPhones started at $749 for the 64GB iPhone XR, $999 for the 64GB iPhone XS, and $1,099 for the 64GB iPhone XS Max and its cheaper.