iPhone 11
IPhone 11 wordmark.svg
IPhone 11 White.svg
iPhone 11 in White
BrandApple Inc.
Manufacturer
SloganJust the right amount of everything.
Generation13th
First releasedSeptember 20, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-09-20)
Availability by region
September 26, 2019
October 18, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 1, 2019
December 6, 2019
DiscontinuedSeptember 7, 2022; 14 days ago (2022-09-07)
PredecessoriPhone XR
SuccessoriPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini
RelatediPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
DimensionsH: 150.9 mm (5.94 in)
W: 75.7 mm (2.98 in)
D: 8.3 mm (0.33 in)
Mass194 g (6.8 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 13
Current: iOS 16.0, released September 12, 2022
System on chipA13 Bionic
CPUHexa-core (2× high power Lightning cores at 2.66 GHz + 4× low power Thunder cores at 1.82 GHz)[1][2][3]
GPUApple-designed 4 core
ModemDual SIM with eSIM
Intel[4] Gigabit-Class LTE, up to 30 LTE bands
Memory4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage64, 128 or 256 GB
(256 GB model discontinued since September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14))
Battery3.83 V 11.91 Wh (3110 mAh) Li-ion[5]
ChargingFast charging, Qi wireless charging
Display6.1 inch (155 mm) diagonal Liquid Retina: LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1792×828 px (326 ppi)
625 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), with dual-ion exchange-strengthened glass and Haptic Touch.
SoundSpatial Audio, Dolby Atmos
Rear camera12 MP (1.4 μm) (1/2.55″), quad-LED flash, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Optical image stabilization (Wide-angle only) quad-LED flash, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode, Five‑element lens (Ultra Wide);[6] six‑element lens (Wide),[6] 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS, Slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS), Time-lapse with stabilization, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, Face detection, Digital image stabilization, Optical image stabilization, Stereo audio recording, Night Mode
Front camera12 MP, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p HD at 30 or 60 FPS, Slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS) Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting and Animoji
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Water resistanceIP68, up to 2 m (6.6 ft) for 30 minutes
OtherFaceTime audio- or video-calling, USB-C to Lightning
WebsiteiPhone 11 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 9, 2020)
Referenceswww.apple.com/iphone-11/

The iPhone 11 is a smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the 13th generation of iPhone, succeeding the iPhone XR, and was unveiled on September 10, 2019 alongside the iPhone 11 Pro at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino, by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Preorders began on September 13, 2019, and the phone was officially released on September 20, 2019, one day after the official public release of iOS 13.

Despite minimal exterior changes from the preceding iPhone XR, substantial design changes within the phone took place, including the addition of the more powerful Apple A13 Bionic chip as well as an ultra-wide dual-camera system.[7] In October 2020, Apple halted the inclusion of both Apple EarPods and the wall adapter, citing environmental goals.[8][9]

As of March 2022, the iPhone 11 has sold 159.2 million units worldwide, making it the tenth best-selling smartphone of all time.[10][11]

The iPhone 11 as well as the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 Pro with its Max variant were discontinued and removed from Apple's website after the announcement of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro on September 7, 2022.

History

Details regarding the smartphone were widely leaked before the official release; complete specifications and renderings of the phone were widely publicized. Among the most significant changes were improvements in the cameras and the continuation of the 'notch' design around the frontal camera which dipped down into the screen, a feature started by the phone's predecessor, the iPhone X.[12][13][14] The official event invite which was sent out to developers contained a graphic featuring an Apple logo made of layered colored glass, implied to be the new colors for the phone. A patent filed by Apple earlier in the year also hinted at a new camera design.[15][16]

Design

The iPhone 11 is available in six colors: Purple, Yellow, Green, Black, White, and Product (Red). The top of the screen retains the 'notch' design, wherein the TrueDepth camera system and phone speaker are encapsulated in a black, rounded-out rectangle that dips into the screen, similar to its predecessor, the iPhone XR. An elevated area in the top corner on the back of the iPhone acts as a camera housing, containing the microphone, the flashlight, and both of the rear-facing digital cameras.[17][18] The Apple logo on the back of the phone is centered to be equidistant to all edges and is made of a reflective material.

All colors of iPhone 11 except yellow
All colors of iPhone 11 except yellow
Color Name
Black
White
Purple
Yellow
Green
Product (Red)
iPhone 11 in Product (Red)
iPhone 11 in Product (Red)

Specifications

Hardware

The iPhone 11, along with the iPhone 11 Pro, uses Apple's A13 Bionic processor, which contains a third-generation neural engine. It has three internal storage options: 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.[19] It also has 4 GB of RAM.[20] The iPhone 11 has an IP68 water- and dust-resistant rating along with dirt and grime, and is water-resistant up to 2 m (6.6 ft) for 30 minutes. However, the manufacturer's warranty does not cover liquid damage to the phone. Also, like previous iPhones, both phones do not have a headphone jack, and come with wired EarPods with a Lightning connector.[21][20] The iPhone 11 is the first smartphone with built-in ultra wideband hardware, via its Apple U1 chip.[22][23][24]

Display

The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch (15 cm) IPS LCD with a resolution is 1792 × 828 pixels (1.4 megapixels) at a pixel density of 326 PPI with a maximum brightness of 625 nits and a 1400:1 contrast ratio and it is equivalent to the iPhone XR. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, True-Tone, and a wide color gamut. As with the iPhone 11 Pro, XR, XS, and X, the display has a notch at the top for the TrueDepth camera system and the speaker. The display has an oleophobic coating, making it fingerprint-resistant.[1][20] Apple announced in September 2019 that both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro would show a warning notification if a display were replaced with an unauthorized part. Apple stated that problems with the phone could arise if the wrong parts or procedures were used during the repair process.[25]

Battery

The iPhone 11 is supplied with a 11.91 Wh (3,110 mAh) battery, a slight increase from the 11.21 Wh (2,942 mAh) found in the iPhone XR. The battery is not user-replaceable.

Camera

The iPhone 11 includes a dual-lens 12 MP rear camera array. It has one ƒ/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120° field of view and 2× optical zoom out, and one ƒ/1.8 wide-angle lens. The iPhone 11 supports 4K video at up to 60 fps and 1080p slow motion at up to 240 fps.[1] The phone also features an audio zoom feature, which focuses audio on the area on which is being zoomed in, similar to the Pro model.[20] Both of the cameras support video, although only the primary lens has OIS. It supports portrait mode with six portrait lighting effects, depth control, and an advanced bokeh effect. The phone also has an automatic night mode allowing the camera to take brighter pictures with reduced noise in low-light environments. Also, a redesigned camera app adds new features such as a scroll wheel for choosing between the different lenses and a feature called "QuickTake", which allows the user to long-press the shutter button to take a video. Apple has also announced a new Deep Fusion feature that takes advantage of AI and machine learning for image processing and was released via iOS 13.2 software update on October 29, 2019.[1][20][26]

Software

See also: iOS, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15, and iOS 16

The iPhone 11 was supplied with iOS 13,[27] which includes Siri, Face ID (through the TrueDepth camera), and Apple Pay, and supports Apple Card. As of September 12, 2022, the iPhone 11 is now compatible with iOS 16.[28]

Reception

The iPhone 11 drew generally positive reviews after its launch.[27][29] Reviews generally praised the phone's performance, battery life, and cameras, while criticizing the display as passable, but aging quickly. Reviewers also criticized the notch as being far too large for 2019. According to Counterpoint Research's Market Pulse, it was the second best-selling and the most popular model globally for 2019, in less than four months of launch.[30]

Controversy

Power adapter and EarPods

Apple, through an environmental initiative, has removed the EarPods and power adapter from new iPhone boxes starting October 2020, including the iPhone 11. Removing these items is claimed to reduce e-waste and permit a smaller iPhone box, allowing more devices to be transported simultaneously to decrease carbon footprint. However, Apple now includes a USB-C to Lightning cable, incompatible with the existing USB-A power adapters that Apple previously supplied with their devices. Upgraders can still use their existing iPhone power adapters and cables, but users wanting fast charging capabilities will have to purchase a USB-C power adapter separately.[31]

See also

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Preceded byiPhone XR iPhone 13th generationalongside iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max Succeeded byiPhone 12 / 12 Mini