2019 is no exception. We've seen all this and now we've managed to get hold of three dummy models of the upcoming iPhones that offer a look at the designs and functional changes we'll likely see later this year.
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Compared to the 2018 iPhones, there will be few physical design changes. In fact, these new iPhones look identical in size, shape and design with the exception of the reversing camera with the iPhones from 2018.
The only major physical change to the new iPhones is a redesigned camera flatness that's bigger and square, as we've heard in several rumors. It is expected that Apple will use a camera setup with three lenses for the 5.8- and 6.5-inch iPhones in 2019.
A triple-lens camera adds an extra lens and should lead to solid improvements in the photo-capture capabilities of the new iPhones. Based on rumors by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's camera setup may include a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel super-wide-angle lens.
This three-lens camera setup could provide a wider field of view, a wider zoom range, better low-light performance, and more pixels for sharper and clearer images, even when the lighting is not ideal. Note that the dummy models we have here have lenses that protrude slightly – in the finished versions of the 2019 iPhone models, the lenses are expected to be flush with the elevation. These dummy models offer a solid look at what we expect, but the finished iPhone will look more elegant.
Google received a lot of attention for its night vision mode, which allows for bright shots even in the dark, and we would not be surprised if Apple 2019 offered a competitive feature.
We've also heard from Bloomberg that Apple is working on a feature that uses some extra pixel data to provide tools for automatically fixing a photo or video that accidentally fit into a "potentially" existing theme cut off from the first shot. "This sounds a bit confusing, but probably uses the super wide-angle lens to edit the field of view of an image.
While the next-generation 5.8 and 6.5-inch iPhones will have the aforementioned triple-lens setup, rumors are that the next iPhone XR will have only two lenses, ie still a lens more than the current model. Presumably this will include a standard wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, with which the iPhone XR can better emulate the capabilities of the current iPhone XS and XS Max.
Although the next-generation iPhone XR only has two lenses, the dummy features Model on the same square camera upgrade as the more expensive models with triple lens cameras, which Apple may have used for the design parity in the iPhone series 2019.
Apart from the changes to the reversing camera, the three upcoming iPhones have no further design changes, at least not with these dummy models. There were rumors that the volume button would be redesigned with a round switch that we've seen on iPads before, but that's not shown here.
iPhone XS Volume Keys Compared to the 5.8-inch 2019 iPhone Dummy
These dummy models are based on Apple's schematics and leaks. Factories and probably originate from Case makers are striving to be the first casings for the new iPhones on the market. It's worth a lot of money to take a close look at the upcoming iPhones to make early cases, and in most years dummy models like these are just right.
For the most part, these dummy models also agree with most of the rumors we've heard, so they're probably an accurate representation of what we can expect. No changes to the expected level are expected this year, although rumors suggest that some improvements could be made in 2020.
Apple may have 3D Touch, however, from the iPhone in 2019 align. The 2018 iPhone XR had no 3D Touch and we've heard some rumors that 3D Touch will be deleted by all iPhones in 2019 whether this is correct, but iOS 13 indicates that it can be removed by adding context menus in 3D touch style that can be activated on devices such as iPads by long press.
There were rumors that the new iPhones would use a frosted glass, which was not seen in the models we have here. It's possible that a new glass look is still a planned feature and is simply not included because the material does not affect the enclosure fit, but there is also the possibility that the rumor is not correct.
In particular, for the next-generation iPhone XR there are rumors of new colors, including a lavender hue and a green tint that may replace the existing blues and the existing coral colors.
. We heard other early rumors about 2019 iPhones that do not seem right anymore. There was talk that Apple's three-lens camera would have some 3D detection capabilities similar to those of the TrueDepth camera system. However, these have been postponed to 2020 and will be a key feature of the 2020 iPhones.
There was also talk of Apple going to switch from Lightning to USB-C in 2019 because the company has included USB-C in the iPad range, but keeps on the basis of these dummy models and a variety of rumors Apple stuck to Lightning.
The internal components have an improved, faster A13 chip, and larger batteries could potentially improve battery life. With proper internal optimization, iPhones 2019 can be used as Qi-based chargers for other devices, so you may be able to charge one iPhone with another or charge your AirPods with your iPhone.
The 2019 iPhones could include faster Wi-Fi 6 support, along with ultra-broadband support for improvements in indoor positioning and navigation. Apple can also supply an 18W USB-C power adapter and a USB-C lighting cable for fast charging from the box with the new iPhones.
There is not a word about how the 2019 iPhones will be called, but many have called it an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R a possibility, if not confirmed ,
Regarding pricing, Apple may be planning to rate the new iPhones as similar to the 2018 iPhones, as we have heard no rumors about price updates. However, there is still room for improving prices as Apple has seen a decline in sales in countries like China, partly due to high iPhone prices.
Apple is expected to introduce the new 2019 iPhones in September. An event could possibly take place in the week of 9th September. MacRumor's has learned from a trusted source that Apple plans to launch the new iPhones on Tuesday, September 10, which is highly likely given past event dates.
For more information about the 2019 iPhones see our full iPhone overview for 2019.
(Many thanks to Sonny Dickson, who helped us get at these dummy models!)