Apple Introduces $699 iPhone 11 With Dual-Lens Camera System At today’s special event, Apple announced iPhone 11, the successor to the iPhone XR that it released last year. However, although it packed with more stuff than the XR model, Apple’s newest budget-friendly smartphone will start at just $699 instead of $749.
Like iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the iPhone 11 camera has undergone a major upgrade, which now includes a dual-lens camera setup that consists of a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. In addition, the iPhone 11 also supports night-time photo mode, which enables users to take better photos in low-light conditions, similar to Google Pixel smartphones’ Night Sight feature.
The iPhone 11 also comes with the new A13 biochip, which Apple says is the fastest CPU and GPU ever in a smartphone. The performance beast also gets a new matrix multiplication feature, suitable for machine learning tasks, with Apple claims it as ‘the best machine learning platform in any smartphone’, as it’s capable of performing over 1 trillion operations per second, plus Face ID is now 30% faster.
Here are some of the additional features it includes:
- 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.
- 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 speeds and Dual SIM with eSIM.
iPhone 11 will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in purple, green, yellow, black, white and PRODUCT(RED) starting at $699 (US). Customers can also get iPhone 11 for $16.62 a month or $399 with trade-in from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores. Pre-order for the iPhone 11 start at 5:00 A.M. PDT on September 13.