and the ‘s big debut is just days away, and as usual, Apple hasn’t said what it will be announcing at the event, but thanks to the plentiful rumors this year we think we have a pretty clear picture of what’s coming.
When it comes to design, the three phones will apparently look almost identical to the 2018 lineup, at least from the front. The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are said to have 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED screens, while the 11 will have a 6.1-inch LCD screen with the same size notch at the top on all three models. Many of Apple’s competitors, including Samsung, have eliminated the notch.
What may improve on these models is the TrueDepth camera array inside the notch. A recent Bloomberg report suggests the phones will have an improved version of Face ID, capable of capturing a wider field of view.
The inside of the camera square, however, is rumored to be the same color as the rest of the phone, making it slightly less jarring, and it will lie nearly flush with the back of the phone. According to the rumors, the entire back of the phone, including the camera, will be carved out of the same piece.
The phones would also get a new software feature that would allow them to expand the frame of the photo even after the shot has been taken, adding in more information. They’re also rumored to have some kind of low-light or night mode similar to the Night Sight feature on Google’s Pixel 3.
The iPhone XR sequel is also rumored to get a new paint job this year, adding new green and lilac options to its already colorful offering. And the new Pro models may debut a matte glass finish on the back. They may also ditch the iPhone logo at the bottom of the phones and just keep the Apple.
According to Bloomberg’s report, the glass on the with “new shatter-resistance technology” as well as better water resistance. The older models were already rated to survive a good amount of water exposure and are rated iP68.
Under the hood, we’re expecting incremental upgrades to the processor: a new A13 chip with a faster coprocessor, and the latest version of Apple’s mobile software, iOS 13.
Apple’s also rumored to be eliminating 3D Touch in the 2019 iPhones. They would still retain some of the same 3D Touch functionality as their predecessors, but it will be more of a haptic touch like what Apple did on last year’s iPhone XR. And at least one of the three models (likely the Max) would be compatible with the Apple Pencil, Apple’s stylus.
The, which combined with a more efficient processor could signal significantly longer battery life. They’re also rumored to have a and Note 10, which would allow you to charge other Apple devices such as the AirPods (with the wireless charging case). And this could be the year Apple includes a fast charger in the box. Despite having fast-charging capabilities, the current models only include a standard 5-watt USB power adaptor and USB-to-Lightning cable in the box.
However, reports have said the iPhone 11 Pro will finally drop the 5W charger, and come with an Apple USB-C charger instead and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box.
After several years of speculation, it seems like the iPhone 11 will finally ship with a fast charger in the box, even though the connector on the actual device will still be Lightning.
You’ve been able to achieve iPhone fast charging in the past by purchasing a more powerful USB-C block and a USB-C to Lightning cable after the fact. By including the accessories directly in the box, however, Apple greatly streamlines the experience for the customer and gives users the cable they need to connect their iPhones to modern Macs.
Following the event, the iPhone 11 will likely go up for pre-orders on Friday, September 13th and be released on September 20th.
NOTE It’s possible some of the rumored features of the iPhone 11 Pro could also be supported on the iPhone 11, but we’ll have to wait for Apple’s official confirmation at the event to learn more.