Apple has just announced the iPhone 11 at an event in Cupertino, Apple unveiled the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro max. The iPhone 11 arrives alongside the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which are Apple’s top-end handsets this year. The iPhone 11 is designed as a sequel to the iPhone XR.

The expected mainstream iPhone 11 debuted with a dual-camera configuration and a new design in six colors. Features include Dolby Atmos audio, Wi-Fi 6, an ultra wide camera lens and enhanced camera features. You’ll be able to take landscape selfies and videos and slo-mo video.

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. You can pre-order the iPhone 11 from September 13, and it’ll ship (or you can buy it for real) from September 20. Most networks in most countries will offer the device, as it’s far from an exclusive handset.

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.

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The iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Are IP68 Water-Resistant

The “IP Code” stands for “International Protection Marking,” although it commonly interpreted as “Ingress Protection.” IP code classifies a device’s ability to protect against dust and water. This rates its ability to prevent dust from getting in at all, but water protection is only its ability to resist.

The number after the “IP” prefix actually denotes two ratings, one for dust protection and one for water resistance. The first digit classifies the level of protection the device has against solid foreign objects, including dust. The second digit indicates the level of protection against water.

All three of Apple’s newest phones earned an IP68 rating. Currently, this is the highest score managed on any smartphone, so let’s break it all down:

  • IP: This stands for “International Protection” but is also known as “Ingress Protection,” the rating system for the dust- and water-resistance of electronic devices.
  • 6: This number signifies the dust protection rating. A rating of “6” indicates complete protection against dust. After testing for eight hours, there was no ingress of dust.
  • 8: This number is the water resistance rating. An “8” means that the iPhone can be fully submerged for one meter or more for up to 30 minutes without causing any water damage to the phone. However, not all “8” ratings are equal. The OEMs can modify both the depth and the duration of the testing as long as the minimum is one meter. In the case of the new iPhones, Apple asked for the testing be done at a depth of four meters for 30 minutes. This is double last year iPhone XS and XS Max.
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Apple Watch Series 5

The new Watch Series 5 features a new always-on display that can drop to as low as 1Hz refresh to save power, as well as a compass and optimized faces. And it has fancy new bands and faces! GPS models will start at $3999 (£399, AU$649) and $499 (£499, AU$799) for cell models. Series 3 stays in the line, but the price has dropped to $199 (£199, AU$319) to start. The company also announced three new health studies: hearing, heart and movement and menstrual-cycle tracking.

iPhone 11 camera

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.

iPhone 11 specs and performance

The battery inside the iPhone 11 comes with the claim it’ll last an hour longer than the iPhone XR.  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.