The iPhone 11 rumour mill rolls merrily on, with the latest leak claiming to reveal the first official 2019 iPhone render – and a snap of a component allegedly stolen from the heart of Apple’s supply chain.
That would be the iPhone 11’s rumoured new camera design, which would see the rear of device house a triple lens setup and flash module in a 2×2 square box alignment, resulting in a rather large bump.
The render (above) clearly shows what the potential camera upgrade would look like on the handset itself, while the part supposedly nicked from Foxconn (below) features a cut-out large enough to house the configuration.
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Interestingly, both the render and the part posted on Weibo match up neatly with a recently ‘leaked’ iPhone 11 schematic, which also strongly hints at the possibility of a large rear camera bump on this year’s new Apple phone.
Here it is again by way of comparison.
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With the iPhone 11 expected to be released in September 2019 – assuming Apple follows its usual product launch pattern – the timing of these leaks suggests they may be legitimate, as new iPhone parts would be hitting the production line at places like Foxconn right about now.
It’s a big ‘could’, however, and none of the recent iPhone 11 leaks can be independently verified. While Apple is hotly tipped to give the iPhone a significant design overhaul in 2019 after last year’s more incremental iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max updates, that’s not to say a radical camera redesign will be a part of it.
Such an upgrade would make sense on a number of levels, though, as rival Android handsets like the Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 have significantly upped the stakes in the smartphone camera wars with their high-performance triple shooters.
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