Apple is rumored to be planning to add a triple lens rear camera on the high-end ‘iPhone 11’ later this year in addition to upgrading the iPhone XR with a new dual-camera system, like those found on the current iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The report comes from the Wall Street Journal who claim the camera upgrades on the new iPhone line will be a significant part of the overall new models.
As shown in renders by Latvian based concept creator Ben Geskin, in addition to the triple rear camera system on the next-generation ‘iPhone 11’, by relocating the front facing built-in stereo speaker and microphone Apple could shrink the size of the notch by over 30%.
Given how far away we are from September when Apple introduces their next-generation iPhone models were bound to see many different concepts and visuals appear online. At this point it may be a little too early to say for certain this is how the new high-end iPhone, dubbed the ‘iPhone XI’ will look, although it’s interesting to see what a slimmed down notch and triple rear camera system could look like.
The report from the WSJ also notes Apple may make its iPhone line all OLED in 2020, removing the LCD Liquid Retina display found on the lower-cost iPhone XR as well as hinting at the removal of 3D Touch from the iPhone in the future to reduce component costs, thus making the devices slightly cheeper, although at this point it may be a little early to tell if this is true.
Since the first set of square triple lens camera mock-ups were shared by Digit.in last week the Apple community haven’t been afraid about sharing their opinions on the supposed iPhone design. The general consensus seems to be dislike for the design shown in the visuals, although many like the idea of seeing a third camera being added to at least one of the new iPhone models.