Big surprises at iPhone 11 event get us buzzing [Cult of Mac Magazine 314]

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Find out why the iPhone 11 event got us buzzing.
The iPhone 11 event shocked us for several wonderful reasons.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

For the iPhone 11 event, that crafty Tim Cook slipped some genuine surprises around the back of the rumor mill. Apple left our heads spinning in a variety of ways.

We totally expected the gorgeous new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. And we figured the fat new camera array would prove a total killer feature. However, we didn’t really plan on boosted iPhone battery life and a refreshingly low price tag. And then there’s that sweet new Apple Watch Series 5 with its always-on display.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, really. Like the “By Innovation Only” event itself, this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine is crammed with good stuff. Download it now for iOS, or hit the links below for all the week’s top Apple news, reviews and how-tos.

More on the iPhone 11 event

Good job, Tim! The iPhone 11 event got our heads spinning.
Good job, Tim! The iPhone 11 event got our heads spinning.
Photo: Apple

Go deep on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Apple marketing exec Kaiann Drance shows off the iPhone 11 during the By Innovation Only event.
Apple marketing exec Kaiann Drance shows off the colorful new iPhone 11.
Photo: Apple

More on Apple Watch Series 5

Apple VP Stan Ng shows off Apple Watch Series 5's surprising features during the iPhone 11 event.
Apple VP Stan Ng shows off Apple Watch Series 5’s surprising features.
Photo: Apple

Week’s best how-tos

The crop tool can get pretty crazy.
Enhanced video editing is just one of the iOS 13 features we explore this week.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Week’s best reviews and recommendations

This brilliant stand from Elago is one of many on our list of best Apple Watch charging stands.
This brilliant stand from Elago is one of many on our list.
Photo: Elago