Apple’s next-generation iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone XI, is still months away from being publicly released, but a flurry of incredibly detailed concepts based on numerous claims from supply chain sources are painting a pretty clear picture of what to expect from the new handset.
Concept creator Hasan Kaymak has published a stunning collection of iPhone XI visualizations that amalgamate rumors and reports with alleged leaked components to offer a superbly detailed look at what to expect from Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
Kaymak’s concepts also offer a glimpse at the rumoured Dark Mode expected to arrive with iOS 13, showing a redesigned Settings app with an improved UI and black and grey color scheme.
One of the most talked about features expected to arrive with the iPhone XI is an all-new rear camera system with three individual lenses to offer users a larger field of view, a wider zoom range, improved low light performance, and the ability to capture more pixels per-image.
The triple-lens camera system is expected to be packed within a square camera bump that also houses an LED flash and microphone. The supposed design of the new triple-lens camera system hasn’t gone done well amongst the Apple community, with some calling the design “ugly” and “obtrusive”.
We haven’t yet had any indication that Apple is planning to reduce the size of the front-facing TrueDepth Camera system, better known as the notch, on the next-generation iPhone, although that hasn’t stopped some imagining how Apple could shrink the notch by relocating the front facing built-in stereo speaker and microphone.
Cameras aside, the iPhone XI is expected to feature larger batteries to allow for device-to-device two-way charging, much like Samsung’s 2019 Galaxy smartphones. The power transfer process would allow iPhone XI owners to rest any Qi-based device or accessory on top of their phone and transfer power from one device to another.
According to reports, Apple may finally include a faster 18W charger and Lightning to USB-C cable with the iPhone XI to allow customers to take advantage of fast charging, something that has been available since the iPhone 8, but has always required customers to purchase additional accessories.
iPhone XI may see the end to 3D Touch, claims Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates who cite sources in Asia who suggest following the removal of the feature from the iPhone XR last year, Apple will pull 3D Touch from the iPhone XI to help reduce component costs and the overall retail price of the device.
The naming of Apple’s next flagship iPhone is unknown, however with the company using the Roman numeral X for the iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, it isn’t so hard to believe the next major iPhone release, the iPhone 11 will be called the iPhone XI, the Roman numeral for 11.
It’s unlikely that Apple’s new iPhone models will feature support for 5G, with analysts suggesting support for the supercharge wireless speeds won’t be arriving until 2020 at the earliest.
We’ve got a while to go until September, the month Apple takes to the stage to unveil its new iPhone models. At this point a lot of the news surrounding the new iPhone XI is built on supply chain reports and those “familiar with the plans”, which in most cases aren’t entirely accurate.
As we get further into the year we’re bound to see components leak and get a better picture of to what we can expect from Apple’s iPhone XS successor.
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