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Apple announces the iPhone 11 with an ultra-wide camera

Apple held its annual iPhone event today, where it announced the successor to the iPhone XR. The device is called the iPhone 11, and it still includes a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display.

The most notable change is that it now has a dual-lens camera. Interestingly though, the second lens is a wide-angle sensor. Traditionally, dual-lens iPhones have had a 2x zoom lens as the second sensor. Now, it's 2x wide-angle.

The company also boasted its video capture quality, which is typically best-in-class. Both lenses support 4K 60fps, Slo-mo, Time Lapse, and Cinematic Video Stabilization. You can also easily switch between standard and wide-angle lenses while recording.

The front camera is now a wide-angle sensor with a 12MP resolution. It will take the same 7MP pictures that you're used to, but if you turn it to landscape orientation, you'll get a wider shot at 12MP. It also now supports 4K 30fps video capture and Slo-mo.

Of course, it comes with Apple's new A13 Bionic chip, since that's the successor to the A12 Bionic. The company says that it's not only the fastest CPU in a smartphone, but it has the fastest GPU as well.

Other than significant performance and camera improvements, the iPhone 11 isn't all that different from the iPhone XR. It's still a glass sandwich, and Apple says that its new camera bump is precision milled from a single piece of glass. It's also water resistant (it still won't be covered by the warranty) up to two meters for 30 minutes.

The iPhone 11 will start at $699, $50 less than the iPhone XR was. It's available in purple, white, yellow, green, and Product (RED). You'll be able to pre-order it beginning on Friday at 5am Pacific Time.

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