New Rumour Suggests Apple’s 2019 iPhone Lineup Could Include Five Models

Posted April 12, 2019

Popular Apple blogger OnLeaks weighed in on the reports, suggesting that all three new iPhone 2019 models will include a triple-lens camera. Apparently, this year's successor to iPhone XS could feature a 6.1-inch screen and 3 cameras on its rear, while the sequel to the XS Max could show up with a 6.5-inch screen, according to a new report from Macotakara.

Macotakara said Apple will sell continue to sell two iPhones with high-end OLED screens, but it will increase the size of its smallest iPhone - now the iPhone XS - from 5.8 inches to 6.1 inches, the same size of the iPhone XR. The new 6.1-inch OLED iPhone would sit between the 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR.

The report, citing sources from Apple's supply chain in China, says that these two models' cameras will have larger lenses and, probably, larger sensors.

As far as the larger model is concerned, it would be about 0.4mm thicker than the iPhone Xs Max, but the camera hump might be narrowed by 0.25mm.

The new design can be described as dynamic as it would combine the technology of Apple's newer phone models and the appeal and convenience of the old SE model. The camera hump, however, will be 0.5 mm thinner, less protruding.

Apple's next-generation iPhone models might come in 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays. That said, we don't expect Apple to launch the new iPhones with any major feature upgrades. Like top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported, Macotakara said the devices will be able to wirelessly charge other products, like the Apple Watch and AirPods, using reverse wireless charging.

In January, Apple revealed that during the last quarter of 2018 it had experienced a year-over-year decline in revenue, the first time that had happened since before the original iPhone launch.

iPhone SE2 is officially coming out by the third quarter of 2019 but the much awaited small form-factor smartphone will come in a different name.