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In January of this year, OnLeaks predicted that this year's high-end iPhone models would feature triple-lens rear cameras with a square bump design. And now, the Japanese blog Macotakara has confirmed the rumor and quoted the source is from a Chinese supplier.



The design of the new iPhone camera system is similar to that of the Huawei Mate 20, and is limited to the high-capacity version, which usually indicates it will be a high-end version. The Wall Street Journal also mentioned that only the high-end version of the iPhone 11 will adopt the triple-lens camera system, and they believe it will be the next generation of the iPhone XS Max.

Apple rumors predicted by Macotakara are considered to be relatively accurate, but, this report predicts that the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 may also support this form of design, so it's unclear whether if Macotakara true and WSJ wrong. One thing is for certain, that this rumor has backed up by many other analysts and leaks, notably Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

According to the site, the accessory for the next generation iPhone is already under development and it will include a hole on the back. Meanwhile, iPhone XR successor is believed to have a dual-lens design like this year's iPhone XS and XS Max models

About 6 months we will usher the release of the next-generation iPhone, Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will launch three iPhone models this year, including the 5.8-inch iPhone XI, the 6.4-inch iPhone XI Max, and the 6.1-inch iPhone XR ( 2019).



As for whether all three iPhones will support OLED, various rumors have not been agreed upon on it, and whether the Lightning port will be replaced with USB-C, there is no clear word either. Kuo only said that iPhone XI and XI Max will support ToF cameras and bring more AR features to users.

Now, according to Twitter leaker Max Weinbach, the new iPhone may support a new waterproof mode that allows the iPhone to work properly while it's surrounded by the water. In other words, the iPhone can also recognize the sensitive of touch even in the water, so that users can use the iPhone normally in rainy days, or take a picture underwater, or type messages in the shower.

So far, rumors have provided us with a plenty of information on the 2019 iPhones; Bloomberg reports that iPhones to be released this year will include Triple-lens camera setup; Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable Apple analyst, says that the company likely to introduce 4 MPI and 2 LCP Antennas on 2019 iPhones to improve cellular performance; while others believe it could comes with a green color and weighs lighter.

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According to the Japanese website Macotakara, the iPhone 11 released in 2019 will not only continue to use the Lightning connector but will continue to offer a 5W power adapter and a USB-A to Lightning cable. If the user wants to use a fast charge, they must purchase an additional power adapter. While the site also predicts that iPad mini 5 with no design change likely to be released this spring.



Macotakara said that 2019 iPhones will stick to the Lightning port for cost considerations, as Apple will spend extra on an accessory so that Apple can make a huge profit from it. Because of this, this year's iPhones will be continued to bundle EarPods, Lightning to USB-A, and 5W power adapters.

The report also claims that the new iPad mini is still aimed at the low-end market and continues to retain the Lightning connector, Touch ID and 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is no change in the bezels and overall size. However, the rear microphone will shift to the middle. As for processors, the report stated that the device will be updated to the A10 chip, it is not clear whether it is the A10X or just the A10.

The current iPad mini 4 was released in 2015, nearly four years ago. The model that is still being sold at $399 for the 128 GB version, with an A8 processor.

According to Droidshout, who have quoted people familiar with the matter saying that Apple will launch three new iPhones this year, with its price will remain unchanged, and claims that one of the iPhones will add a "green" color scheme. This reflects previous reports of Apple will release three new iPhones this fall, including the successor of the iPhone XR.



Firstly, the article started off by saying that the new iPhone will add a polished coating to help improve grip and scratch resistance. People familiar with the matter also said that the successor to the iPhone XR will add a "green" option and will also cancel a color scheme. Currently, iPhone XR is available in black, white, yellow, coral, red and blue six colors.

Further, the report said that Apple plans to introduce some new camera features, including the flagship iPhone will be featured with a triple-lens camera system, while the other two models will be equipped with the dual-lens setup. It also mentioned iPhone XR 2 continues to use the LCD screen, while the other two use OLED screens, and to finally abandon the Lightning port in favor of USB-C connector.

Finally, the sources said that the price of the three new iPhones this year will be the same as the price of the iPhones introduced last year. This means that the iPhone XR successor starts at $749, and the other two start at $999 and $1,99, respectively, though they do note that the price is subject to change.

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According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to bring the triple-lens camera to the next-generation of iPhone XS Max, whereas the next-generation of iPhone XS and iPhone XR will be available in the dual-lens configuration. Max's third lens to offer a wider field of view, a wider zoom range, and able to capture more pixels.

The report says that some versions of the 2019 iPhone are being tested using the USB-C port, which may suggest that Apple plans to switch from the Lightning port to USB-C at some point. Apple also plans to upgrade the Face ID sensors, but expert the new iPhones will look similar to this year's models.



Furthermore, Bloomberg claims that iOS 13 will finally introduce the Dark Mode to enhance the visual experience of night use. Apple will also revamp the CarPlay in-vehicle system. Updates for the iPad is also said to in the work: Apple will introduce a new home screen layout for the iPad, the ability to tap through multiple pages of a single app, and improved file management system.

Apple is planning to expand the cross-platform apps initiative as well, making it suitable for developers to build apps that are compatible with both iOS and macOS systems. iOS 13 may also include the rumored Apple original content and Apple Magazine subscription service.

According to Indian website CompareRaja, looks like Apple will use release one of this year's iPhone in the so-called Cyclops design, which the camera molecule will be located in the central of the device. However, the site didn't know which model will adopt the design, but they suppose that it might the iPhone XS successor, as the phone will have a 5.8-inch OLED screen.



Furthermore, CompareRaja's source tells them that the phone will retain the standard ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Space Grey’ color options, and added that Apple could possibly add a new ‘Blue‘ color variant at the time of launch. Like this past year's iPhone XS, the device will be IP68 rated for resistance against water and dust.

In addition to that, the iPhone XIS will feature a big 4,000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port instead of Lightning, putting it inline with the latest iPads. But, it's looks like the phone will not be 5G compatible, meaning it will support 5G technology, this may due to Apple's ongoing legal dispute with smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, who develops high-quality cellular moderns for phones.

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According to a report from the Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is possible in the work for an updated iPod touch, however, the report is unable to provide further details as for release date of the devices. The report also claims that like the 2018 iPad Pros, 2019 iPhones “might” make the switch to USB-C.


Apple last time updated the iPod touch is in 2015, where it upgrade the processor from A5 to A8, and the camera got somewhat upgrades as well, which added an 8-megapixel rear camera instead of the 5-megapixel sensor. The iPod touch is indeed the last members of the iPod family, ever since Apple discontinued the iPod shuffle and iPod nano in 2017.

As for the switch to the USB-C on 2019 iPhones, though the site cited the rumor from "those who are working on it", it has not reached a design reference step, which means that Apple is deciding whether or not to make the switch to USB-C over Lightning this year. This is already the third times we learned that Apple plans to introduce a USB-C port for the iPhone rather than Lightning ports.

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In addition to WSJ, Barclays also released a new report on the prediction of iPhone 11 today, in which mentions that the 2019 iPhones to support the latest generation of WiFi technology, specifically WiFi 6 (802.11ax), it will be featured with improved Face ID sensor and new antenna technology.




In November of last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the 2019 iPhone to welcome the improved Face ID. To enhance the Face ID user experience, Apple will upgrade the VC illuminator's VCS to reduce the ambient invisible light. influences. Similarly, Kuo added that the 2019 iPhones will feature the new Modified PI (MPI) antenna technology for better yields and higher performance.

Speaking to 2019 iPhones, Barclays believes that these models will not support the 5G technology, yet, Apple considered want Samsung and MediaTek (and existing supplier Intel) supply 5G modems for this year's iPhones, as it continues fighting against Qualcomm on the patent disputes. Unfortunately, he did not mention whether Apple has made a decision on the 5G moderns supplier, so Apple is expected to hold off 5G for at least another year.

The 2019 iPhone is rumored to look alike to the 2018 iPhone lineup: an LCD model with Dual-lens rear camera, two OLED models, and the larger one is likely to be featured with the triple-lens camera, alongside A13 chip, USB-C port, improved Face ID, etc. Though all models are expected to drop 3D Touch support.

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Apple will release three new iPhones in 2019, including two models with OLEDs and one LCD model, reports the Wall Street Journal. The high-end version of the iPhone 11, or the iPhone 11 Max will use the rear triple-lens camera system. The next generation of iPhone XR will continue to use LCD screens, but the camera system will be upgraded to dual-lens.



The report claims that Apple could replace the 3D Touch on the all three models, which it did on the iPhone XR already. iPhone XS successor, however, looks like will feature the dual-lens setup as well, but with much better OLED display. A dual-lens for the low-cost iPhone XR would increase the price well above the $750 range, unless Apple decided to use a new pricing strategy.

Last weekend, there were already alleged renders for the new iPhone 11 surfaced on the web, and the renders were based on the iPhone 11 prototype, and the design is rather quite hideous. The Wall Street Journal said that the new camera system will be one of the main selling point of the upcoming iPhone. Even though it is now called the iPhone 11, the final naming is not yet certain.

Last but not least, the report mentioned that Apple may completely abandon the LCD display in 2020 and upgrade the entire iPhone product lineup to the OLED screen, meaning this year will be the last year that Apple used the LCD on its smartphones.

While 2019 barely get started, news about this year’s iPhone models have already surfaced on the web, and you may think that it’s too early to know the basic design, however, Onleaks, who partnered with Digit.in has made the render of the 2019 iPhone prototypes that based on EVT (engineering validation test) hardware.



The render, though only offered the rear panel design of the device, it did show that Apple to include the triple-lens setup on the iPhone. The arrangement is rather wired, it’s sort of like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera setup. Personally, I would rather prefer the Mate 20 Pro’s design.

The design is terrible that I will take hugs grant of salt on it, plus the flash is not aligned with the lens, it's just not satisfying to look at, perhaps it may also impact how the light goes through all three lenses together—might not be balanced. And if Apple to make the device thinner, a larger camera bump is unavoidable, which or led into a wide range discussion.

Triple-lens will definitely take better photos, and allowing it to collect more light and color information. Moreover, It’s been long-rumored that triple-lens could advancing augmented reality uses. Adopting the triple-lens setup is nothing new in the smartphone field, companies like Huawei and Samsung already shipped their devices with a triple-lens camera.

According to Jean Baptiste Su, vice president and principal analyst at the consulting firm Atherton Research, there is at least one 2019 iPhone that will support the USB-C port, will be featured with smaller Notch, and the to include Touch ID under the display. (Via Forbes)


Su's credibility is considerably low, in recent years, his many speculations that have not become a reality, so how likely is Su's speculation to become a reality? Well, the Touch ID under the display resembles to be tough to become a reality, after all, Apple has massively promoted that Face ID is far more secure than the fingerprint recognition tech, plus this year's iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR all support Face ID.

Move into the support for USB-C port, for many years, people think that Apple iOS devices will not switch to the USB-C port, but the iPad Pro released in 2018 certainly indicate that they are wrong, with the Mac and iPad Pro product lineup has fully embraced the USB-C, it is only matters of time before Apple adding the feature to the iPhone, which could most likely happen on this year's iPhones.

As for smaller Notch, rumors did suggest that Apple plans to make the notch smaller somehow, or even hidden under the screen, not by the power of wallpaper, a patent application reveals. Moreover, reducing the size of the notch has become the most demanding feature among Apple users. Therefore, it is possible that a smaller notch could be introduced on 2019 iPhone models.

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A new supply chain report says that Apple will use a new screen technology, so at least one of the iPhones launched in 2019 will be lighter and thinner, since Apple’s flagship iPhones launched this year are actually the opposite of this trend. However, the new screen tech will be only used on high-end models, as production volume increases, Apple may apply it on all iPhones. (Via ET News)



The report states Apple has decided to use a touch-integrated flexible OLED panel that is different from the current display structure. The latest iPhone screen uses a separate layer, where the new panel makes the device even thinner, as it can also save costs through this screen technology, and make the screen display more beautiful, improve touch sensitivity, and even solve the problem of false touch.

ET News believes the technology is called Y-OCTA that will be provided by Samsung, the South Korea based tech company first proposed this idea to Apple in March of this year, in order to continue to receive Apple's OLED panel orders, though Apple intends to make LG their second supplier.

Regarding to next year's iPhone lineup, rumors and analysts suggest that the form factor won't change, but expected with new AR features, possibly triple-lens rear camera, USB-C port, and improved Face ID.

TF International analysts Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Modified PI (MPI) will replace Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) to become the mainstream antenna technology for the new iPhones in 2019. The Apple analyst has listed serval reasons that the company plan to do, and said it will pave the way for upcoming 5G technology.



According to Kuo, the first reason is that Apple is losing in bargaining for LCP raw material supplies, Secondly, the LCP antenna is really complicated to produce, plus LCP is brittle, which is not ideally for manufacturers to gain yield rate. Furthermore, based on current technical limitations, if you want to improve the LCP production yield, it may reduce antenna performance. Last but not the least, MPI antenna performance is improved by fluoride formulation, and higher frequency performance at 10-15 GHz is much comparable to LCP.

Kuo expects the shipment of LCP antennas for the new iPhone is expected to decline by more than 70% in the second half of 2019. The new iPhones (XS Max, XS and XR) currently uses 6 LCP antennas. In next year, however, Apple is likely to use 4 MPI antennas and 2 LCP antennas for better cellular usage on 2019 iPhones (6.5-inch OLED, 5.8-inch OLED, and 6.1-inch LCD).

MPI and LCP antennas are expected to coexist in the 5G era, but the market will have high growth expectations for LCP materials. The market is currently confident that LCP antennas demand will grow significantly due to the arrival of the 5G era. During the transition time, it will still consist of MPI and LCP antennas.

As 2018 iPhones already on sales, analysts have begun to turn their attention to the iPhone in 2019. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a new research report on Monday that 2018 iPhones will have the same dust and water resistance rating as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, while the iPhone XR still use the IP67 water resistance level.


In the report, Kuo points out that the dust resistance and water resistance level of the iPhone series will continue to be IP68 in 2019, without adding extra protection, but it will not be reduced. The report didn't provide additional info on the 2019 iPhones, reports the Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News.

Compared to the iPhone X in 2017, Apple has made some water resistance upgrades on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, including the improvements of dust and water resistance level, from last year's IP67 to this year's IP68, which means the iPhone XS can guarantee protection in water up to 1.5m deep for like 30 minutes.

We can also expect iPhones in 2019 will be capable of support 5G network, that's 20 times faster than the 4G. Reports also suggest these devices be featured with an A13 chip, better Face ID sensors, etc. They should launch in the fall of next year.

Update: The analyst from TF International, now says that the 2019 iPhone lineup will still adopt the same layout as this year's models, two OLED 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch versions, and a 6.1-inch LCD model. While he predicts that iPhone XR will see better-than-expected sales over two other high-end flagship smartphones from Apple.

According to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that iPhones to be launched in 2019, will not support the so-called fingerprint on display technology, a technology that will allow you to fingerprint unlock your iPhones.


In the meantime, Apple will continue uses Face ID as the biometric authentication method in the iPhone and iPad. Though Android phones supported fingerprint on display as early as last year and despite Cupertino filed couple patents related to the technology, Apple will not be integrating the feature whatsoever.

All main Android brands currently treat FOD as the important function to differentiate themselves from iPhone (we expect 2H19 iPhone models will not support FOD). The reasons are as follows: (1) The user feedback on the iPhone is lower than expected. (2) The user feedback on the first FOD smartphone, Vivo's X21 FOD version, is higher than expected, and (3) FOD is the best fingerprint recognition solution for the full-screen design which is necessary for a high-end smartphone.

Kuo notes that so far the limiting factors are the lack of support for high-end OLED screens and not mid-range LCD screens. It definitely makes sense since Apple will improve the technology over time, it will rather wait for some improvement than rush to announce it. Apple’s biggest rival in the smartphone field, Samsung, rumors to support fingerprint On Display technology for its upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship models.

The 2018 iPhones have not yet been officially released, and the rumors for the 2019 iPhone are already surfacing. According to a Taiwan's Economic Daily News report, the iPhone models to be released next year will have the biggest rear camera upgrade in Apple's history next year as it would comes with new 3D sensing technology.


It states that the two OLED iPhones that will be announced in 2019 are likely to adopt triple-lens rear camera with ToF 3D sensing technology, whereas the LCD version is also likely to upgrade from single-lens to dual-lens. No doubt, it will bring innovative augmented reality (AR) capabilities and better imaging performance to the new iPhone.

Huawei's P20 is the first smartphone that featured with the triple-lens rear camera system, so it's believed that the Chinese smartphone vendor will inspire other phone manufacturers to quickly follow suit. Phones implemented with triple-lenses not only provide greater optical zoom performance but also provide a better AR experience.

Well, at least we now somewhat know that Apple will launch three new iPhones next year, just like this year's lineup: two OLED models and one LCD version. We can also expect the 2019 iPhones will come with an A13 processor and triple-lens rear camera system.

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For Apple, iPhone X was a runaway success, but its price of $999 was too costly, plus it did not lead in the "supercycle" that analysts expected. Based on this, Korean The Bell site says that Apple to continue to use LCD screens on the 2019 iPhone models.

Apple may choose LG to be its screen supplier. the company has widely rumored plan to use LCD displays on its 6.1-inch iPhone model this year to meet lower-priced market demand. Also, because of LCDs are more mature and cheaper, can save some R&D expenses, and retain it at a lower price tag, therefore, it's very likely that Apple will still favor LCD display.


Nonetheless, LG insiders said they are not ready to transform their Apple-specific LCD screen production line into an OLED screen production line, supposedly because Apple decided to drop the use of OLED screen at the last minute.

There are still problems such as burn-in, color shift and so on when adopting OLED displays. Among them, the problem of burn-in (the display will leave a residual form if it displays a still image for a long time) damaged most. Furthermore, sales of the LCD-equipped iPhone 8 Plus actually topped those of the iPhone X in North America last quarter, so it makes sense that Apple will lower the price by using LCD screens.

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