“While the leaked iPhone 11 live images show a familiar design, the thick bezels around the display leaves us somewhat skeptical”
If renders were not enough for you to believe what the upcoming 2019 iPhones could look like, we may finally have live images of the iPhone 11. The live images of iPhone 11, which is expected to launch in September, have surfaced on Chinese social media site Weibo. The images show a design we have seen previously in renders, down to the triple camera setup on the back. While these images could easily be of a prototype or maybe even the dummy, the ‘Assistive Touch’ on the handset’s screen suggests these could be the real deal.
The leaked images reveal a virtual home button on the iPhone 11’s display, which looks like Apple’s ‘Assistive Touch that lets you control your device and perform gestures such as a pinch, multi-finger swipe, or 3D Touch, and use Siri. If you look closely, you will notice that the position of the virtual button changes in the two images above. Having said that, there are noticeable bezels around the screen and a chin that makes us a little skeptical. The top-end iPhones, of late, are known for nearly bezel-less screens — iPhone XR is the one with relatively thick borders. Hence, it is difficult to digest that Apple would leave thicker bezels on the upcoming iPhones.
Apart from that, all the design elements that we could gather from the images are in line with what the rumour mill has mentioned about the 2019 iPhone lineup. The fascia has the same notch-toting display as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The back panel seems to have the glass finish, with a square-shaped camera module at the top-right corner. This year Apple is rumoured to debut its smartphones, except for iPhone XR successor, with triple cameras, with an ultra-wide-angle lens along with a regular and telephoto lens. The sensors will be accompanied by a quad-LED flash and a secondary microphone for noise cancellation.
The tipster hasn’t revealed the specifications of the iPhone 11, but rumours are it could come with Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset and iOS 13 running out of the box. The handset will most likely have a 5.8-inch display, an improved Face ID for faster facial recognition, and upgraded battery cell. The iPhone 11 Max and iPhone XIR, meanwhile, will reportedly feature a 6.5-inch and 6.1-inch displays, respectively.