UPDATE (08/15/2019): Dark Green iPhone 11, Matte Frosted Glass Back, New Camera Information, and More
- According to the leaks, the new iPhone will be available in a dark green color.
- The glass back would be matte frosted glass, and would no longer feature the word “iPhone” under the Apple logo.
- The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max may come equipped with a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screen, respectively, while the iPhone 11 may have a 6.1-inch LCD screen.
On August 14th, a person claiming to be a former Foxconn employee leaked information about the new iPhone to Chinese social media. According to the leaks, the new iPhone will be available in a dark green color in addition to the original three colors, and the glass back will have a matte texture.
In addition, the leaker also mentioned that this year’s 6.5-inch model, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, will have a battery capacity of 3969 mAh, and will still be equipped with the old 5V 1A charging head and a Lightning port. Internally, it will maintain the double-sided motherboard design and be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The leaker also confirmed that a third camera would be added, as rumored.
The user stated that the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max would be available in black, white, gold, and a new dark green color. The glass back, they said, would be matte frosted glass, and would no longer feature the word “iPhone” under the Apple logo. Things like the mute button will likely remain where they are, and the screen will largely be unchanged (with the exception of 3D Touch, which has been cancelled).
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max may come equipped with a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screen, respectively, while the iPhone 11 may have a 6.1-inch LCD screen. In other words, all three phone screens will remain the same compared to their predecessors, at least in terms of size.
Lastly, regarding the controversial new camera setup, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will both come equipped with a triple-lens rear camera, while the more affordable iPhone 11 will retain the dual-lens camera.
What do you think about this new iPhone 11 information? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
For more information on the iPhone 11, please see our roundup below.
Dark green iPhone 11 image (source: Weibo)
UPDATE (07/28/2019): New iPhone 11 details confirmed: 3 lenses, new camera features, port info, and more
Last week, 9to5Mac writer Guilherme Rambo confirmed, among other things, that the upcoming iPhone 11 series will be using A13 chips, the much-anticipated in-house chip Apple is developing in conjunction with TSMC. Also getting a rework is the Taptic Engine, likely in order to better accommodate iOS 13’s Haptic Touch and to do away with 3D Touch for good.
As expected (or perhaps feared), the iPhone 11 will feature 3 rear cameras arranged in a square. The new camera will be a wide-angle lens, which will in turn enable a new feature called “Smart Frame.” Smart Frame will capture the area around a photo or video, providing users with the ability to adjust framing and perspective after-the-fact. With privacy seemingly one of Apple’s primary focuses in recent months, this extra information will automatically be deleted after a certain period of time. In addition, the front-facing camera has been upgraded to allow for slo-mo 120 fps video recording.
Contrary to expectations, however, the iPhone 11 series will not be switching to USB-C, but will instead continue to use Lightning ports.
iPhone 11 2019 Rumor Roundup: Triple-Camera? Switching from Lightning to USB-C? Larger Battery Capacity?
iPhone 11 2019 image
iPhone 11 2019 Release Date
It is rumored that Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models in September of this year: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. As the release date gets closer and closer, the internet has been ablaze with discussions about this new “iPhone 11” series of devices and what features they might have.
Read on for our iPhone 11 2019 rumor roundup.
iPhone 11 2019 Features
While some rumors have placed the base storage space for the iPhone 11 series at 128GB, across the board, very little has been confirmed regarding the iPhone 11’s storage capabilities. If the above is in fact true, then the most likely storage options for the iPhone 11 series will be 128GB (replacing 64GB), 256GB, and 512GB. As with other iPhones, it is highly unlikely that the iPhone 11 series will feature expandable memory.
Leaked prototypes seem to confirm the long-running rumor that the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will come equipped with triple-lens rear cameras, while the more affordable iPhone 11 will retain the dual-lens camera. The additional lens will almost certainly be a wide-angle lens, to complement the primary and telephoto lenses of the previous iPhone generation. In terms of resolution, the most commonly cited figure has the new wide-angle lens at 12 megapixels with a 120-degree FOV. All three phones will come equipped with a main lens and telephoto lens. On the iPhone XS series, both the main and telephoto lenses were 12MP, with a maximum optical zoom of 2X. While it’s possible that this will remain unchanged in the 11 series, it’s also possible that Apple will want to try and keep pace with camera-focused competitors like Huawei.
iPhone 11 2019 Design
The iPhone 11 Pro is expected to measure in at 143.9 x 71.4 x 7.8 mm, which is slightly larger and thicker than the iPhone XS’s 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, though the exact numbers remain a matter of dispute. The new triple camera setup will likely add 1.2mm to the device’s thickness. The iPhone 11 Pro Max will reportedly measure 157.6 x 77.5 x 8.1 mm, compared to the iPhone XS Max at 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm.
In addition to the obvious changes to the camera array, there will likely be other, not-so-obvious changes. The iPhone 11 will still have the top-mounted notch that once attracted so much controversy, but it will now be slightly smaller. The back of the phone will still be glass, though there are rumors that it will be frosted, like the Pixel 3.
While reactions to the strange, square-shaped design of the camera array have been tepid at best, there are a number of ways that Apple might try to make the camera bump slightly less of an eyesore. The first is that Apple will use a special black coating to hide the lens part. The other is that the back of the iPhone 11 will be made of just a single panel of glass, including the camera bump, which will help de-emphasize it.
Display and Performance
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will likely be equipped with a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screen, respectively, while the iPhone 11 will likely have a 6.1-inch LCD screen. In other words, all three device screens will remain unchanged, at least dimensions-wise, from their 2018 counterparts.
While the rumor mill has remained relatively quiet on matters of performance, much has been speculated regarding the new-and-improved A13 chip, which will be featured in all three 11 phones. The new chip serves as a great base for the new iOS 13. The iPhone 11 series will be the first iPhones to be shipped with iOS 13, and it seems poised to take advantage of the new processing power and operating system. The rumored bilateral wireless charging, for instance, would allow users to charge their AirPods, or other Qi-enabled devices, with their iPhone, much like the Galaxy S10’s PowerShare feature.
With the addition of bilateral charging comes the need for a much larger battery. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted improved battery life across the board, with the 11 increasing by a modest 0 to 5 percent compared to its 2018 predecessor, the 11 Pro Max by 10 to 15 percent, and the 11 Pro by up to 20 to 25 percent.
iPhone 11 2019 Cable
Last fall, Apple unexpectedly changed the charging port of the iPad Pro from Lightning to USB-C. Apple has many reasons to go the USB-C route with the iPad Pro, including faster charging and compatibility with the multitude of USB-C peripherals out there. After all, no one likes having to look for cable adapters.
There was no indication that Apple would introduce USB-C to the new iPhone 11, but a new discovery in the iOS 13 beta seems to indicate that this is possible:
A Twitter user from France noticed a new graphic on-screen when his phone entered recovery mode (when a phone crashes and must be plugged into a computer). His screen depicted an image of a cable and a laptop, though rather than a lightning connector, the cable depicted had a USB-C connector.
However, this would contradict the rumor that Apple will include an 18W charging adapter and a USB-C to Lightning cable with the iPhone 11. Seeing as the USB-C connector in the image is facing the laptop (it’s worth noting that Apple has started using USB-C ports on all its laptops), it’s possible that it is simply reflecting the new cables being shipped with the iPhone. Whether or not this turns out to be true remains to be seen, but it would be a much-appreciated change.
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