iPhone Xi: All The Rumours Surrounding Apple’s iPhone Design For 2019
While it hasn’t even been four months since the mammoth release of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR (and we still have about nine months ‘till the time Apple usually reveals their new iPhone), leaks and speculation about the next iPhone are starting to circulate.
Because, according to OnLeaks, the next iPhone will deliver a three-camera array with a rear-facing microphone in a body that will be otherwise similar to the current generation, and it will be called the iPhone Xi.
Even though the tech giant became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company in August last year, their latest batch of iPhones are underperforming. Declining sales of the new iPhone XS and XS Max saw Apple go back to producing their more successful iPhone X.
Here, everything we think we know so far about the proposed iPhone Xi (and Apple’s comeback).
Renders produced by @OnLeaks show three cameras and flash in a square configuration on the back of the iPhone, which is slated to include a Time of Flight depth sensing system which lets the iPhone determine how far away objects are by measuring the time taken for light to reach an object.
No other phone currently utilises a three lens system to render maps. The new tech would improve VR experience, and could further gaming, video chat, and GPS.
But hold tight - these leaks are reportedly based on information from iPhones that are in Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage. So, the design may change before the anticipated launch in September 2019.
Apple is purportedly testing out iPhones with a USB-C port. Most iPhones are outfitted with Apple's proprietary Lightning port.
To change from Lightning to USB-C would be a notable move for Apple, and would increase the iPhone's compatibility with third-party accessories and Android phones.
Other rumors reported by Bloomberg
Apple will release a lower-cost 10-inch iPad with a Lightning port.
Apple is planning to release a new version of its iPad Mini, which was last updated in 2015.
iOS13 will have a dark mode.
iOS13 for iPads specifically will allow users to tap through multiple tabs in a single app (similar to multiple tabs in the Safari
or Chrome web browser apps).
iOS 13 will include two new Apple subscription services to magazines and original video content.
Apple didn't immediately reply for a request to comment.