From the front, it's very hard to tell the just-introduced iPhone 11 Pro isn't just an iPhone XS, but flip it over, and you can see the phone's main standout feature, a third rear camera.

The bottom line: As impressive as the new images coming from the camera appear to be, it may be tough to convince existing owners that an added camera, faster chip and improved battery life offer enough reasons to upgrade. But have a look for yourself in this video.

Recap: The iPhone 11 Pro goes on sale Sept. 20., starting at $999 for the smaller model and $1,099 for the larger-screen iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The lower-end iPhone 11, which resembles the iPhone XR but with 2 rear cameras, goes on sale at the same time and starts at $699.

Go deeper: More on the other products introduced at the Apple event

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The TikTok deal's for-show provisions and flimsy foundations

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The new deal to rescue TikTok from a threatened U.S. ban — full of provisions aimed at creating the temporary appearance of a presidential win — looks like a sort of Potemkin village agreement.

How it works: Potemkin villages were fake-storefront towns stood up to impress a visiting czar and dignitaries. When the visitors left, the stage set got struck.

  • Similarly, many elements of this plan look hastily erected and easily abandoned once the spotlight moves on.
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Over 3 million U.S. voters have already registered on social media

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

An estimated 2.5 million+ Americans have registered to vote on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, Facebook announced Monday. More than 733,000 Americans have registered to vote so far via Snapchat.

Why it matters: The broad reach of social media platforms makes them uniquely effective at engaging voters — especially younger voters who may not know how to register to vote or be civically engaged.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
1 hour ago - Economy & Business

Wall Street: Recession is over

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U.S. economic activity fell more sharply in the second quarter of this year than during any other quarter in history. It's also going to grow more sharply in the third quarter of this year than during any other quarter in history.

  • The recession is over, according to Wall Street, with current forecasts showing sustained economic growth through 2021 and beyond.