Meet the iPhone 11 – camera-focused, functional, but far too familiar

Meet the iPhone 11 – camera-focused, functional, but far too familiar
(Image credit: Apple)

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 11, which comes in three varieties: the base iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The latter two models are photography focused camera phones, boasting a triple-camera array that finally sees Apple catching up to the competition.

As has become par for the course, the iPhone 11 is more about iteration than innovation. While the new models feature a camera with an ultra wide-angle lens, and Apple is trying hard to make "Slofies" (slow-mo selfies) a thing, it's a far cry from the days when Steve Jobs would step on stage and turn the world upside-down with the phone he pulled out of his pocket. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 iPhone 11iPhone 11 ProiPhone 11 Max
Number of rear cameras233
Front (selfie) camera12MP TrueDepth12MP TrueDepth12MP TrueDepth
Rear camera 112MP, 26mm, f/1.812MP, 26mm, f/1.812MP, 26mm, f/1.8
Rear camera 212MP 13mm f/2.412MP 13mm f/2.412MP 13mm f/2.4
Rear camera 3N/A12MP 52mm f/2.0 12MP 52mm f/2.0
Screen size6.1" Liquid Retina display5.8" Super Retina XDR6.5" Super Retina XDR
Battery life1 hour more than iPhone XR4 hours more than iPhone Xs5 hours more than Xs Max

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.