We now know that Apple will unveil a brand new iPhone onexactly when . And yet, almost all the most exciting rumors about upcoming Apple phones are not related to the particular model, which is expected to be called the iPhone 1
So what do we get this year?
According to a series of reports published in recent months – ranging from authoritative sources such as Bloomberg and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to Twitter gamers and rumor-mongers on the edge – the iPhone 2019 is likely to be a whole lot like the iPhone in 2018. Not exactly the same. But pretty much the same.
Which means that on September 10, Apple will try to get us excited about many step-by-step upgrades: more advanced cameras, faster chips, the next version of the operating system ( it's) and maybe new colors (including dark green). And yet the flagship iPhone 11 probably costs as much as the iPhone XS, with a starting price around $ 1000. (Note that all of this is hint; the company did not respond to our request for comment.)
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Meanwhile, with Apple playing it surely this year,and continue to deliver eye-catching phones equipped with innovative features – phones that are often significantly less expensive than the iPhone – the next-generation mobile technology trail. Sure, have been more successful . But Apple executives undoubtedly paid attention when . (Perhaps they were heard on the media's response, which mostly focused on the – .)
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Still, you can never figure out Apple. Despite theand the iPhone . The company can still surprise us September 10 with revolutionary features or distinctive aesthetics.
As we count down the days of the iPhone 11 debut, we will continue to gather the most reliable and interesting rumors about the next models specifications, features and prices here. So check back often.
Confirmed: Apple to host launch event September 10
It's official.on Tuesday, September 10 at 10am at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The company usually announces new phones in mid-September, and we have long predicted that the big day . There were also hints: iHelpBR (via MacRumors) dug into the iOS 13 beta and found a screenshot of the iPhone calendar showing the current date, rendering a similar image found prior to last year's launch date.
In 2018,and released the first two, iPhone XS and XS Max, on Friday 21. September with 26. October
Rumor: Three new models – iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11R and iPhone 11 Max
Apple introduces three new iPhone models this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. It is expected that they will include a "budget" sequel to thea mid-range flagship such as the iPhone XS and a large-size in blood to the .
The consensus is that Apple will call its next flagship iPhone 11, and that part feels like a no-brainer. But regarding the names of the specific models – all games are off. The company has traditionally reserved the "Pro" designation for the top products: MacBook Pro laptop, iPad Pro tablet,and perhaps launching in 2019, the most premium iPhone .
The anonymous Twitter account that properly leaked the names of last year's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR reports that the next top-of-the-line iPhone will be called the iPhone 11 Pro, according to MacRumors. But I have also seen name variants like iPhone 11R and 11 Max mentioned in passing. As CNET's Jessica Dolcourt has pointed out, the company as there is no obvious continuous sequel to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
Rumor: Three rear-facing cameras for iPhone in 2019
The biggest change coming to this year's iPhone is likely to be the camera setup.we have heard that Apple would provide at least one of the 2019 models – and perhaps the one named the iPhone 11 Pro – three rear-facing lenses (source: Bloomberg). And in addition to keeping Apple in the ongoing lens-and-megapixel arm race with Huawei, Samsung and Google, the new array will give the iPhone 11 greater capacity for wide-angle shots.
Bloomberg's reporting strength is increasing from two Twitter users who know. Back in January OnLeaks and Ice Universe published renderings showing an alleged prototype with three cameras in a triangular configuration, plus a flash, housed in a large square module. And at this point, we've seen enough renditions to increase our confidence that this square, triple camera array – like the configuration on – is the real deal.
Rumor: Apple Can Finally Drop 3D Touch in 2019
Ming-Chi Kuo continues toand the Wall Street Journal reported the demise of Apple's pressure-sensitive interface back in January. After visiting Apple vendors in Asia, Barclay analysts (as quoted by MacRumors) appear to be confident that Apple will bid farewell to the iPhone lineup feature of 2019. But the touch-based interface will not disappear completely : Apple is said to have developed a new Taptic Engine, codenamed leap-haptics, which will continue the development of the company's Haptic Touch technology piloted in last year's .
Rumor: Bilateral Charging Coming to iPhone 11
Earlier this yearand let us hang with to power iPhones and AirPods. But according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (as reported by 9to5Mac). That means you'll be able to use the iPhone battery to share some juice with other iPhones or the with the wireless charging case.
If true, Apple will again pick up Samsung, ifreleased in March can charge other devices including the company's and via the Qi wireless standard. (The new Galaxy Note 10 also supports this feature, which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare.)
Kuo and DigiTimes (via MacRumors) have also predicted that each of the 2019 iPhones will have larger batteries than its predecessors – estimates range from 2 to 20 percent larger, depending on model – presumably leading to better battery life. And it says something: On our video game battery drain test, the iPhone XR lasted for more than 19 hours, and the iPhone XS Max lasted for over 17 hours, 23 minutes. But the iPhone XS ran for just 13 hours, 30 minutes, leaving plenty of room for improvement on the flagship models.
Rumor: Apple will offer another LCD iPhone in 2019
Among the three phones Apple released in 2018, only the iPhone XR has an LCD screen. The two advanced models, the iPhone XS and XS Max, both feature high-resolution OLED panels for more vibrant colors and images.Apple is likely to follow this formula again with the next series of iPhones.
Like so many promising next-generation features, it is said that Apple is waiting for 2020 to bring the more expensive OLED panels to the entire lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. DigiTimes has reported that the three OLED phones in 2020 will be about the same size as today's generation of iPhones, with 5.4-, 6.1-, and 6.7-inch models.
(Note that except forwe have heard zero credible rumors of plans for a collapsible iPhone for 2019 or 2020.)
Rumor: A13 processor will run iPhone 11
. According to analyst Ben Thompson, the processor is "so far ahead of the industry that it will still be competitive with the best Android phones in two years, and massively more powerful than lower-end phones."
However, Apple does not seem to rest on its laurels – at least in the processor department. A Bloomberg article from May reported thatthe next generation of processors that expected to run the next series of phones. This may be a variant of the currently used in – or a new chip, .
Almost certainly: The 2019 iPhone does not support 5G
Apple's latest phones use all modems built by Intel, which had planned to have a 5G modem ready for commercial devices in the second half of 2019. But Intel got problems with producing the 5G chip for iPhone – problems so severe that itafter Apple and Qualcomm . Since that time, for a billion dollars.
When that situation is cleared up, Apple seems to be back on track for 2020. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously predicted that two of the three iPhones in 2020 would bebut has since changed it to include all three phones.
Rumor: iPhone remains expensive in 2019
iPhone XS and XS Max start at $ 999 and $ 1,099 respectively. CNET'sin the premium smartphone market over the past two years, and we expect Apple, Samsung and others to continue pushing the boundaries of customer budgets for the foreseeable future.
It is noted that there are some new factors playing this year that could change things this year. Theand could lead to higher prices. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple had planned for the tariffs, according to MacRumors, and could postpone any price increases because of them.
And then there's the fact thatwhich can also make Apple change things. In fact, the company and a number of other products in China earlier this year. The following follows a previous move in 2018, when Apple to customers around the world who were shopping for an old when upgrading to an or .
Other Various Rumors of iPhone in 2019
- Another iPhone for China: Apple may be selling an even cheaper version of the iPhone 11 in China – and perhaps India too – to replace a cheaper fingerprint scanner on the Face ID screen, according to a report in the Chinese Times Global Times . Ming-Chi Kuo has also suggested that the upcoming Chinese version of the iPhone XS follow-up may have dual nano-SIM support, as reported by MacRumors.
- New design details: Zhihu, Slashleaks and MacRumors all published a printout of an interview with an alleged employee of Foxconn, the China-based iPhone-based facility, which says the iPhone 11 will come in black, white, gold and dark green – and that the word "iPhone" will no longer be printed on the back of the phone.
- New mute button: Aside from the redesigned rear camera, the iPhone 11 is expected to resemble the with an almost identical steel-and-glass design and similar notches, frames, connectors and buttons. One of the few departures we've heard of is an adjusted mute button on the side of the phone. According to reports published by OnLeaks on CashKaro, a smaller circular button will replace the elongated pill-shaped slider on the current model.
- Jumping to USB-C: Apple has now replaced the proprietary Lightning connector with USB-C on the latest and and Bloomberg reports that Apple is "testing" USB-C on some prototype iPhones.
- Pencil Support: Citi Research, affiliated with the bank, has moved the possibility that the 2019 iPhone will support according to Business Insider.
All the rumors about the iPhone in 2020 … and beyond
- Apple could introduce three OLED phones in 2020: a smaller 5.4-inch model that would replace the current 5.8-inch model, the same 6 , The 1-inch option as the XR and a larger 6.7-inch Max version, according to MacRumors and .
- Bloomberg reports that, due to the 2020 models, Apple's upcoming 3D camera will run an updated version of Face ID that will extend the technology's reach, improve security and enable new AR capabilities.
- It is said that Apple is working on a new way for users to interface with future releases of the iPhone, according to Bloomberg. The "touchless motion control" lets users interact with the phone without touching the screen. Although not planned for 2020 or later, it sounds like it might be cool.
- Apple iPhones from 2020 may have or an under-screen fingerprint sensor.
- As of 2020, the company will stop using Intel chips on its Macs for the benefit of custom ARM-based processors. This will starting sometime in 2021, which will work across Apple's various operating systems on the iPhone, iPad and Mac, according to Bloomberg and Axios.
- TMSC, the company that designs Apple's Mobile A-Series chips for iPhone, has announced the completion of its 5-nanometer chip design. According to MacRumors, this is likely to be the basis for the A14 chip that will apparently power the iPhones in 2020.
- Although Apple has that product is at least a years out – if not more. According to UBS analysts (via CNBC), we could see a collapsible iPhone – or iPad – in 2020, but "2021 is more likely."
- Also coming in 2021: Apple will add a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone display, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (and reported by MacRumors).