Hopefully, you overcame the disappointment when you learned that the phone that was in the hands of Foxconn boss Terry Gou yesterday was not the Apple iPhone 11. Today, however, is a brand new day with a brand new leak, which is related to some of Apple's 2019 iPhone models. A Weibo member today uploaded a pair of images (via SlashLeaks) that supposedly show shapes used to make third-party cases for the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Max.
Based on leaked patterns, the shapes show the square camera body on the back of both models, which houses three cameras. There is speculation that the three snapper will include a 1
4MP primary camera, a 10MP telephoto camera, and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor. A ToF sensor measures how long it takes for an infrared light to bounce off the subject and return to the phone. This data is used to provide accurate information about the depth. Apple could then offer a backward face ID and other augmented reality (AR) features.
The underwater mode is expected to be a feature of the 2019 iPhone models.
What we can not tell from the forms is whether Apple has decided to offer USB Type C chargers for the 2019 iPhones. Last month, Kuo said Apple would stay with its proprietary Lightning port for at least a year. What we could find in the new models instead of a new charging port is called underwater mode. Apple has already patented this feature so that a user can use their fingers to navigate the phone and take photos even when the device is kept submerged. The patent, however, referred to something very important in underwater mode; Using an ambient light sensor to measure underwater light and a circuit for measuring the depth of the image sensor, an iPhone in underwater mode may automatically adjust the color balance of images when the user and the phone both are immersed have been dark and gloomy.
Both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Max should have IP68 protection. This means that the pair is dust-proof and can be submerged to a depth of 5 feet for up to 30 minutes. We are not sure if Apple plans to upgrade its iPhone XR-Sequel water protection. The current model has protection class IP67, which means that it is also protected from dust and can be immersed in water at a depth of more than 1 meter for up to half an hour.
The three new iPhone models should follow tradition and be unveiled this coming September. Apple's recent agreement with chip maker Qualcomm provides the company with a multi-year supply of 5G modem chips. For Apple, however, it is too late to offer a 5G iPhone for this year. Next year, we could see a completely new design for Apple's smartphone. In addition to a new look, Apple is expected to release at least a 5G handset and possibly a foldable iPhone. A patent released earlier this year shows technology developed by Apple to protect a foldable screen from cold and brittleness. During the winter months, low temperatures can make a flexible screen more susceptible to damage. Apple's solution is to heat parts of the display so it stays flexible in cold weather. Apple could be the last of the big phone manufacturers to offer a foldable model.
Form allegedly made for Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max cases