Apple will launch the iPhone 11 on September 10, if an asset buried within the iOS 13 beta (seven) code – released for developers – is anything to go by. Adding credence to the tip is the asset’s file name, which is “HoldForRelease.” Adding some more credibility is the past – the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR September 12 launch last year was also found out via a similar screenshot. Apple launching its next-generation iPhone(s) in early September isn’t surprising at all, so we have reason to believe that September 10, 2019, could be it.
Just like last year, Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones, replacing the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and here’s what the Cupertino major may call them – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. At least that is what rumor mills seem to suggest. The Pro variants are also said to support Apple Pencil, a first for any iPhone.
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will reportedly be powered by Apple’s new A13 chip which is apparently codenamed Cebu with model number T8030. All the three new models will reportedly have the same screen size and resolution as the outgoing models – with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors retaining OLED panels, while the iPhone XR successor will still pack LCD.
Apple is reportedly looking to change the haptics as well with a new taptic engine. Although the exact functionality of the new taptic engine is unknown, chances are it would bring some changes to Apple’s haptic touch – the new engine is apparently called leap haptics internally.
The current-generation iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max both have the same dual rear cameras. Their successors are said to sport three rear cameras. The third sensor in the iPhone XS (and iPhone XS Max) successor will reportedly be wide-angle and will be also able to “capture more pixels so Apple software could, for example, automatically repair a video or photo to fit in a subject that may have been accidentally cut off from the initial shot,” according to a recent Bloomberg report. The feature may be called smart frame and it may be exclusive to the wide-angle lens, according to a separate report.
The front-facing camera is also said to be getting an update on the iPhone 11 with the ability to support slow-motion video recording at 120fps.
The next iPhone is also said to stick with Lightning for charging, data syncing and audio out, and not USB Type-C.