iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: 6 things you didn't know about Apple's new phones

CNET | 9/15/2019 | Lynn La
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The new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.

Apple's press event, where it debuted the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, came and went on Tuesday. And while a lot of noise was made about the handsets' creepy-looking camera setups, the 11 Pro's polarizing Midnight Green color and the obnoxiously termed "slofie," there were a few other iPhone 11 features that flew under the radar.

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It's understandable why these details were overlooked -- either Apple didn't make them explicit during its keynote or the features, though useful, aren't exactly "sexy." Now that the dust has settled from the Tuesday's hubbub, however, we can take a closer look at some of some small but interesting details about the iPhone 11 you might have missed.

Similar to the Galaxy S10 Plus, the new iPhones have the next generation of wireless networking known as Wi-Fi 6. As CNET Senior Editor Ry Crist puts it, "Devices that support Wi-Fi 6 still speak that same Wi-Fi language to talk to each other -- they just talk faster and more efficiently than before."

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Compared to Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 "supports faster top transfer speeds; lets devices send more information with each individual transmission; lets routers and other access points service more devices at once; helps sensors and other wireless gadgets conserve battery power by scheduling transmissions; and facilitates better, faster performance in dense, crowded environments like airports and stadiums."

But you likely won't see any perks in your iPhone 11 now. Wi-Fi 6 isn't officially certified yet, and Wi-Fi 6 routers are expensive. And even if you do have one, your top speeds only reach whatever your service provider caps you off at anyway. Think of this tidbit as more like future-proofing your phone, instead of an immediate benefit.

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