You never stop hearing rumors on what Apple plans to do next with the design or specs or features on its iPhones. Many of these are taken with a pinch of salt. However, when a popular phone case maker offers the cases for the iPhone models to be released in September and their renders are circulated, you have to sit up and take notice. If you went by these images from Olixar, the case maker, the two main models, the successors to the iPhones XS and the iPhone XS Max, will sport the triple camera in the rear and the 2019 version of the iPhone XR will sport a dual camera arrangement, a bump from the single camera it currently has.
Case Renders Reveal Only the Camera Arrangements
The renders confirm at least one speculation that all three models to be released in 2019 will have a square bump in the rear panel to house the cameras and the flash. The case maker has thoughtfully made camera protectors too apart from the cases. There is an image which has the three camera protectors in a row identifying them as being meant for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone 11R. Notice that the digits in the model numbers are not in Roman numerals, which the company had used last year. There’s still a section out there that believes Apple used the digit ‘X’ last year only to denote the 10th anniversary of iPhones and will revert to the regular Arabic numbering order from this year.
Coming back to the designs of these camera protectors, you can make out that the two higher models will have three sensors which can be assumed to one primary sensor, a wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens. There are two more holes in the protector suggesting an LED flash and possibly a noise cancellation microphone.
Would There be an Additional Camera in the Front?
When you take a look at the image of the iPhone 2019 case for the front side of the phone, it appears Apple may be adding one more sensor to support the Face ID function. This suggestion is being made with reference to the announcement that the company made while revealing the beta version of iOS 14 that the Face ID with this OS will be much faster than the predecessors. This extra sensor could assist with this.
As indicated, the XR version, whatever it is called this year, will come with two cameras in the rear. There may not be any other major design change likely in this year’s iPhones.