While key details remain under wraps, a report published last week by Digit.IN revealed that Apple’s 2019 iPhone models (which are expected sometime this September) have not only passed essential milestones in their journey to development, but at least one of them will feature a triple-lens camera system much like the Huawei P20 Pro.
Leaked images which accompanied the report showed an iPhone X-styled device, dubbed “iPhone XI,” boasting a large and rather hideous-looking triple-lens camera plastered asymmetrically across its back-side with three CMOS sensors and an LED flash.
While this particular design (pictured below) leaves a lot to be desired, it’s been reported numerous times before that Apple will, in fact, employ a triple-lens camera on at least one of its 2019 iPhones.
Now, a report published by The Wall Street Journal on Friday appears to corroborate those rumors as well as the images leaked in last week’s report, which initially began circulating Twitter courtesy of OnLeaks.
WSJ confirmed that 2019’s lineup will include three new models, with the high-end [iPhone 11 Max?] gaining the rumored triple-lens camera system, exclusively.
The 5.8-inch “iPhone 11” meanwhile, is not expected to receive these “compelling camera changes,” and will supposedly retain some iteration of the dual-lens camera currently used on iPhone XS and XS Max.
The report goes on to note that Apple will instead upgrade the single-lens camera to a dual-lens camera on this year’s LCD-equipped “iPhone XR 2” — implying that its 5.8-inch “iPhone 11” might be the only of Apple’s 2019 offerings not receiving any significant camera upgrades.
Confirming earlier reports, WSJ sources noted that Apple’s 2019 iPhones have already advanced in their development “to a point where major features cannot be changed, easily, [although] it isn’t completed.”
Apple, pursuant with its bid to reduce component costs, will allegedly do away with its signature 3D Touch pressure-sensing technology this year; although the company may employ newer and more innovative mechanisms in its place.
Finally, the report corroborates predictions lodged by the ever-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggested last year that Apple will transition away from LCD to a 100% OLED iPhone lineup by 2020.