We’re counting down the hours until Apple unveils its next-generation iPhone on, California. Apple faces in making what’s expected — a handful of modest changes — . Some of those potential changes include three rear-facing cameras, bilateral charging and a new A13 processor. However, the most exciting rumors about forthcoming Apple phones don’t concern the iPhone 11. Instead, the really cool stuff — including the 5G iPhone, the folding iPhone, the iPhone with a and — is slated for 2020 (or beyond).
So, then, what exactly are we getting this year?
According to a series of reports published over the past few months — which range from authoritative sources like Bloomberg and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, to Twitter leakers and rumormongers on the fringe — the iPhone 2019 will probably be a whole lot like the 2018 iPhone. Not exactly the same. But pretty similar.
Which means that on Sept. 10,: more advanced cameras, faster chips, the next version of the operating system (that’s ) and perhaps new colors (including dark green). And yet, the flagship iPhone 11 is likely to cost just as much as the iPhone XS, with a starting price around $1,000. (Note that this is all conjecture; the company did not respond to our request for comment.)
Meanwhile, with Apple playing it safe this year,, and continue to deliver eye-catching phones stocked with innovative features — phones that are often considerably less expensive than the iPhone — blazing the trail for the next generation of mobile technology. Sure, have been more successful . But Apple executives were undoubtedly paying attention when . (Perhaps they were heartened by the media’s response, which mostly focused on — .)
Still, you can never count out Apple. Despite, and , the iPhone remains . The company may yet surprise us on Sept. 10 with revolutionary features or distinctive aesthetics.
As we count down the days until the iPhone 11 debut, we’ll continue to collect the most credible and interesting rumors about the next models’ specs, features and prices right here. So, check back often.
Confirmed: Apple to host launch event on Sept. 10
It’s official.on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. PT, at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s campus in Cupertino. The company usually announces new phones in mid-September, and CNET correctly predicted that the big day . There were hints, too: iHelpBR (via MacRumors) dug into the iOS 13 beta code and found a screenshot of the iPhone calendar showing that particular date, echoing a similar image found ahead of last year’s launch date.
, the Sept. 10 launch date suggests an in-store release and shipping date of Friday, Sept. 20, though it’s possible that one or more of the phones could ship later. In 2018, and released the first two, the iPhone XS and XS Max, on Friday, Sept. 21, with the , on Oct. 26.
Rumor: Three new models — the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11R and iPhone 11 Max
Apple will introduce three new iPhone models this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. They are expected to include a “budget” successor to the, a midrange flagship like the iPhone XS and a supersize model in the vein of the .
The consensus is that Apple will call its next flagship the iPhone 11, and that part feels like a no-brainer. But as to the names of the particular models — all bets are off. The company has traditionally reserved the “Pro” designation for its highest-end products: the MacBook Pro laptop, the iPad Pro tablet,and, perhaps starting in 2019, its most premium iPhone.
The anonymous Twitter account that correctly 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’ve also seen name variants like the iPhone 11R and 11 Max mentioned in passing. As CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt has pointed out, the, as there’s no obvious coherent sequel to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
Rumor: Three rear-facing cameras for the 2019 iPhone
The biggest change coming to this year’s iPhone will likely be the camera setup. Read more>>, we’ve been hearing that Apple would give at least one of the 2019 models — and perhaps the one called the iPhone 11 Pro — three rear-facing lenses (source: Bloomberg). And, in addition to keeping Apple in the ongoing lens-and-megapixel arms race with Huawei, Samsung and Google, the new array will give the iPhone 11 a greater capacity for wide-angle shots…..