Adding to some of the information already available on what Apple plans to do with the design and features of the set of iPhones slated for release in 2019, there are some more suggestions on some of the camera-related features. For starters, it is being predicted that the front camera would be a 10 MP one, up from the 7 MP camera seen on the 2018 editions of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR.
More Lighting to the Selfie Camera
This too has been touched upon before. In the event Apple continues with the notch or a hole on the front display screen, the issue of providing sufficient light to the lens to get the imaging right, particularly for the facial ID function will remain. An enhancement of the light output from the flood illuminator is on the cards.
A ToF Camera in the Rear Still in the Reckoning
The latest rumors again talk about the inclusion of the Time of Flight ToF camera in the triple camera setup being considered for the 2019 iPhones, at least on two of them. The ToF camera, according to this report at least is expected to be the third, the first two being of 10 to 14 MP. This report is on top of the statement a few days back by a senior Sony executive who talked of ramping up the production of their ToF cameras in order to meet the requirement of a top smartphone manufacturer. Though the executive did not divulge the name of the phone maker, the report had suggested that it was indeed the Cupertino headquartered tech giant that he had in mind. The ToF with the 3D technology driving it might be included as part of the 2019 iPhone models, if not all of them, at least the top-end model.
Coming back to this latest report on the speculations around the camera setup in the next version of iPhones, it says Apple has to rework some of the internal configurations of the phone as well. One of them has to do with the battery shape being changed to a square one and so on. The shift to the USB-C port from the Lightning port is another issue exercising those engaged in making these predictions. Many of these could remain just rumors. Apple has been traditionally known to keep information on internal developments quite tight.
Until more authentic information emerges you have to live with the rumors alone.
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