After a not-so-good year for iPhones, Apple is surely looking to up the game a bit this time with their flagship device. Rumors about new iPhone models were already making rounds on the internet but the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal said that Apple’s 2019 lineup for iPhone will feature three models.
According to WSJ, the company will launch 2 OLED variants and 1 LCD variant. Among the three, the high-end iPhone 11 (or as the rumors are saying iPhone 11 Max) will sport three lens setup at the rear end. Moreover, the next generation of iPhone XR will sport an LCD panel along with a dual-camera setup at the rear end at the place of the previous single rear lens.
The Whole Report From Wall Street Journal
The renders from last weekend are reportedly based on iPhone 11 prototypes flaunting a triple camera system. The WSJ’s yesterday’s story quotes the previous leaks supporting new leaks.
The Journal said that new camera features will be the prime focus of flagship iPhones in the new year. Though most of the tipsters, as well as news reports, are referring to the new iPhone as ‘iPhone 11’ new marketing names are not out yet. If the previous Apple record is to be considered, the new names will be out by the end of August.
However, if we consider previous rumors, 5.8-inch iPhone 11 will be sticking to the same dual-camera setup as it will be hard to pull three cameras on a phone with a smaller device. Moreover, a three-camera module from Apple will make a device more expensive.
This would also bring a significant change since the previous situation of iPhone XS were only size changes including 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch devices with every other feature was identical.
Plans Leaked for 2020 iPhones
According to the reports, Apple may drop the LCD variant next year before moving to an all OLED lineup in late 2020. Apple will also centralize on reducing sensitive components from new lineup such as 3D Touch to reduce handset cost. Though, there is no confirmation that 3D Touch is out of iPhones since the feature can be achieved with hardware changes and other technologies.
The publication cleared that 2019 product planning is already at a stage where things cannot be altered easily. However, the new 2020 lineup (iPhone 12 series maybe) has much more time to be changed.
The render that began circulating around the internet last week supposedly represents the in-development iPhone 11. The back of the device has a dramatical, quite a non-Apple rear with three cameras, a microphone, and a flash. Let’s see if this roundrect, asymmetric design gets on new iPhones or not. And if it does, what reception it receives from the users.