The successor to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, will retail starting at $699, while the two new flagships iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will start at $999 and $1,099, respectively. All three will be open for preorder starting on Friday, September 13th at 5AM PT, and they’ll be available for purchase on September 20th.
The iPhone 11 comes in a glass design, which is the “toughest ever in a smartphone,” and features six new colors: purple, white, green, yellow, black, and Product Red. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will come in a textured matte finish in green, space gray, silver, and gold. All phones are powered by the A13 Bionic processor, which is the fastest CPU in a smartphone, and an upgrade over the iPhone XR’s A12 Bionic.
The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, and has two cameras on the back within a sizable square bump. Apple’s added a host of new hardware and software features focusing on the camera this time around — there’s a 12MP wide camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 2x optical zoom. There’s a new Night mode, which uses adaptive bracketing, and a new portrait mode that now works on pets. Quick Take lets you take a quick video in photo mode, by holding down the shutter button, similar to the feature found in Instagram Stories. The front camera also features faster Face ID, and is getting slo-mo video for the first time, in an attempt to make “slofies” happen. (It’s not going to happen.)
The iPhone 11 Pro comes in a 5.8-inch screen, while the Pro Max comes in a 6.5-inch size. The display uses a new OLED panel, which Apple calls a “Super Retina XDR display.” The phones feature three cameras on the back — 12MP wide camera, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens.
For comparison, last year’s three new iPhones started at $749 for the 64GB iPhone XR, $999 for the 64GB iPhone XS, and $1,099 for the 64GB iPhone XS Max. When the new phones are released, Apple will be lowering the price of the iPhone 8 to $449, and the iPhone XR to $599.
Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that pre-orders opened on September 20th. Pre-orders are opening on the 13th, and iPhones will ship on the 20th. We regret the error.