iPhone 11

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iPhone 11
IPhone 11 wordmark.svg
IPhone 11 White.svg
An iPhone 11 in White
BrandApple Inc.
SloganJust the right amount of everything.
First releasedSeptember 20, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-09-20)
Availability by region
September 26, 2019
October 18, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 1, 2019
December 6, 2019
PredecessoriPhone XR
SuccessoriPhone 12 / iPhone 12 mini
RelatediPhone 11 Pro/iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
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 15.2.1, released January 12, 2022
System on chipA13 Bionic
ModemDual SIM with eSIM
Intel[1] Gigabit-Class LTE, up to 30 LTE bands
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[2]
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.
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);[3] six‑element lens (Wide),[3] 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
SoundSpatial Audio, Dolby Atmos
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)

The iPhone 11 is a smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the 13th generation, lower-priced iPhone, succeeding the iPhone XR. It was unveiled on September 10, 2019, alongside the higher-end iPhone 11 Pro flagship 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.

The prominent changes compared with the iPhone XR are the Apple A13 Bionic chip, and an ultra-wide dual-camera system.[4] While the iPhone 11 Pro comes with an 18 W Lightning to USB-C fast charger, the iPhone 11, until October 2020, came with the same 5 W charger found on previous iPhones, though the 18 W charger is compatible with both models.[5][6]

As of February 2021, the iPhone 11 has sold 102.1 million units worldwide, making it the third best-selling smartphone of all time.[7][8]


Details regarding the smartphone were widely leaked before the official release. Complete specifications and renderings of the phone were publicized, many of which turned out to be correct, such as advancements in the camera and retainment of the 'notch' design around the frontal camera featured since the iPhone X.[9][10][11] The official event invite sent out to developers, which contained a graphic featuring an Apple logo made of layered colored glass, suggested new colors for the phone. A patent filed by Apple earlier in the year also hinted at a new camera design.[12][13]


The iPhone 11 is available in six colors: Purple, Yellow, Green, Black, White, and Product (Red). A notch is at the front for the TrueDepth camera system and speaker, similar to its predecessor, the iPhone XR. A bump in the back is for the cameras and the flash that is the same size as the iPhone 11 Pro, although the iPhone 11 only has two cameras compared to the Pro's three cameras.[6][14] Also, the iPhone 11 has a matte glass rear camera housing and glossy glass back, while the iPhone 11 Pro has a glossy glass rear camera housing and matte glass back. The Apple logo is now centered on the back of the device with no text, a change from previous models.

All colors of iPhone 11 except yellow
Color Name
Product (Red)
iPhone 11 in Product (Red)



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.[15] It also has 4 GiB of RAM.[16] 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.[6][16] The iPhone 11 is the first smartphone with built-in ultra-wideband hardware, via its Apple U1 chip.[17][18][19]


The iPhone 11 has a 6.1 in (15.5 cm) IPS LCD, unlike the Pro models which have OLED displays.

The resolution is 1792 × 828 pixels (1.5 megapixels at 326 ppi) with a maximum brightness of 625 nits and a 1400:1 contrast ratio. 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.[6][16] 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.[20]


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.[6] 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.[16] 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.[6][16][21]


The iPhone 11 was supplied with iOS 13,[22] which includes Siri, Face ID (through the TrueDepth camera), and Apple Pay, and supports Apple Card. As of September 20, 2021, the iPhone 11 is now compatible with iOS 15.[23]


The iPhone 11 drew generally positive reviews after its launch.[22][24] 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.[25]


Power adapter and EarPods[edit]

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.[26]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Humphries, Matthew (September 18, 2019). "iPhone 11 Battery Sizes Confirmed". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Most Shipped Smartphones in 2020: iPhone 11, Galaxy A51, Redmi Note 9 Pro & more". gizmochina.com. February 25, 2021. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
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  12. ^ Curtis, Sophie (September 2, 2019). "iPhone 11 launch date confirmed as Apple sends out invitation to 'special event'". mirror. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Brown, Mike. "iPhone 11: Apple Event Invite May Hint at the Future of Smartphone Cameras". Inverse. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
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  15. ^ 1 GB = 1 billion bytes
  16. ^ a b c d e "Apple iPhone 11 - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  17. ^ Snell, Jason (September 13, 2019). "The U1 chip in the iPhone 11 is the beginning of an Ultra Wideband revolution". sixcolors.
  18. ^ "How Apple's U1 Chip Adds Amazing New Capabilities to the iPhone". pocketlint. April 20, 2021.
  19. ^ Barrett, Brian (September 12, 2019). "The Biggest iPhone News Is a Tiny New Chip Inside It". Wired.
  20. ^ Welch, Chris (September 25, 2019). "Apple's iPhone 11 and 11 Pro will show a warning on your lock screen if they can't verify a replaced screen". The Verge. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  21. ^ Evans, Jonny (September 12, 2019). "iPhone 11: What is Deep Fusion and how does it work?". Computerworld. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
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  23. ^ Teague, Katie (October 6, 2020). "iOS 14 compatible devices: All the iPhones that support Apple's new OS". CNET. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
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13th generation
alongside iPhone 11 Pro / Pro Max
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