11 Aug The iPhone 11 Is Looking Good
There is always a large buzz around the release of new handsets, and whether you love them or hate them, Apple gets one of the biggest receptions when it announces new handsets. For sometime now there has been a lot of speculation as to what they will release in the autumn. The 9to5Mac crew have been lucky enough to get their hands on some dummy models and have been good enough to share the news with us, so we can pass it on to you.
So it seems as expected there are going to be three new iPhones this fall, and these will come in the form of the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone 11R. As expected this is the base model, the iPhone 11, with the iPhone 11R slightly below the spec of the base model (replacing the XR) and the iPhone 11 Max being larger and potentially slightly higher in specification.
Now we have to stress that these are dummy models, they really do not work as such but give an indication of what to expect looks wise. Apple is of course free to change the design and layout before the big reveal but we would assume that these are going to be fairly accurate.
The current flagship phone is the iPhone XS Max and its closely related brother the iPhone XS sits just below it, purely because it is the slightly smaller handset. If you have either model you will be aware that the camera technology is quality and you get really good images every time. The housing for the rear camera sits on the back of the handset in a traffic light arrangement, with two lenses and an LED flash.
The iPhone 11 series it appears has moved on from this and on all three mock-ups we see a new square camera arrangement, which to be fair is not too dissimilar from other manufactures the Huawei Mate Pro being one, but Apple always likes to be late to the party, claiming that they have ironed out teething issues by learning from the mistakes of others.
Whether this is true or not, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Max have both gained a third lens and the square arrangement that also houses the LED flash sits off to one side on the rear of the handset. The lenses can also be seen to sit in an offset pattern within the housing. The iPhone 11R will be upgraded to a dual camera arrangement but so as not to look out of place still features the same square layout to the rear of the handset.
It seems from the dummy units that Apple are sticking with their favoured Rose Gold and we assume Silver, Gold and Space Grey will also be options. It certainly seems as though the emphasis is going to be on the improved camera technology, as we do not believe there will be a 5G offering just yet. It will be interesting to see what else Apple brings to the table this time and we cannot wait for the launch event.