“Alleged Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max moulds reveal the triple rear camera setup in a square housing placed at the top left corner of the rear”
Apart from working on iOS 13, which is slated to debut at the WWDC event, Apple is also prepping the 2019 models of the iPhones. Early rumours suggest the high-end models of the iPhone XS and XS Max successors will pack triple rear cameras at the back, a reduced notch, and more. Now, a couple of images showing the alleged moulds of the upcoming iPhones, dubbed iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max, have surfaced on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. These moulds are expected to be used to make third-party cases for the 2019 iPhone models.
Falling in line with previous leaks, the alleged moulds also show the triple rear cameras in a square housing placed at the top left corner of the rear. The layout is similar to what we have already seen so far in leaked renders. As per leaks, the triple camera setup includes a standard wide-angle unit, an ultra-wide angle unit and a telephoto unit; all the three might be 12MP sensors made by Sony. According to reports, the iPhone XS successor will reportedly pack a 12MP selfie snapper on the front, which is an upgrade from the usual 7MP shooter.
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the 2019 iPhone models might carry the same screen size as the 2018 models; meaning we might see a 6.4-inch iPhone XS Max successor, a 5.8-inch iPhone XS successor and a 6.1-inch XR (2019). It is also speculated that Apple will be sticking to the lighting connector, instead of the USB Type-C port. Apple has recently filed for a patent application for underwater photography utilising software enhancements. It details of a system that can automatically adjust the camera settings when the smartphone is underwater. The changes would allow the phone to take better pictures. Whether this feature makes its way to this year’s iPhones or not remains to be seen.
Other noted changes and additions to the 2019 iPhones include larger battery capacities, reverse wireless charging ability, reduced notch size and more. With the official announcement being five months away, we need to see how many of these rumours and leaks turn out legit. Stay tuned for further updates.