2019 iPhone Could Feature 10MP Front Camera, 10MP and 14MP Rear Lenses, No USB-C

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's 2019 iPhones could feature upgraded front-facing and rear cameras, redesigned internal layouts, and Lightning ports, according to new details known leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) shared with Indian site ComparaRaja.

    Over the course of the past week, Hemmerstoffer has shown off two possible prototype iPhone designs Apple is allegedly working on, featuring different three camera layouts. Today he's offering up additional information on the cameras we can expect to see in the triple-lens model, which rumors have suggested will be a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS Max successor.

    One of the alleged triple-lens 2019 iPhone prototypes​

    One rear camera will be 10 megapixels, while a second will come in at 14 megapixels. The details of the third sensor are apparently unknown. Right now, the iPhone XS and XS Max use two 12-megapixel cameras, one that's telephoto and one that's wide-angle.

    Apple will presumably continue using both telephoto and wide-angle lenses, but this information isn't included in the report. The renderings shared by Hemmerstoffer allege that Apple is still trying to decide between a horizontal triple lens camera layout or a square-shaped layout that would position the lenses vertically but staggered.

    The front-facing TrueDepth camera system will reportedly use a 10-megapixel camera, up from 7 megapixels in the current version. Prior rumors and renderings have suggested the TrueDepth camera will take up less space on the iPhone's display thanks to optimizations, allowing Apple to implement a smaller notch.

    Internally, the 2019 iPhone with a triple-lens camera is said to have a redesigned internal layout with a "less L-shaped battery" that's "almost a big square" with the "logic board located above the battery."

    The other the alleged triple-lens 2019 iPhone prototype​

    Hemmerstoffer says that the two prototype designs he's shared renderings for do not feature USB-C ports, despite rumors suggesting Apple could transition from Lightning to USB-C in the 2019 iPhones.

    All of the information from Hemmerstoffer is sourced from these two alleged prototype iPhones that he says are "still in the EVT stage" and have yet to be finalized, so it's not clear yet if this information is accurate.

    None of these details have been confirmed by a second source at this point in time either, so we'll need to wait for further leaks to get a clearer picture of the features included in the 2019 iPhone lineup.

    Article Link: 2019 iPhone Could Feature 10MP Front Camera, 10MP and 14MP Rear Lenses, No USB-C
  2. RedGala macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2015
    It MUST have USB-C. I think prototypes may have lightning ports temporarily since they're used to working with them.
  3. Enclavean macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2018
  4. ondert macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2017
    After the transition of iPad Pro, there must be type-c usb on the next iPhone model.
  5. omihek macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    WHAT!!! No USB-C?! Who does Tim Cook think he is? Steve Jobs never would have allowed...

    Oh wait, the new phones are not released. This is just a rumor. I should probably calm down and not get so upset about nothing, as should anyone else who was thinking of commenting something similar.
  6. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    It does have USB-C and also features a force touch home button
  7. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
    At this rate with rumors, we'll have a USB-C port on an iPhone about same time they get around to releasing AirPower!
  8. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
    I won't buy another iPhone without USB-C. Not worth the hassle.
  9. JosephAW macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2012
    If it does have USB-C it will probably include some type of proprietary chip so not any USB cable can be used.
  10. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Can’t say I care about camera anymore. But then again my XS Max will be fine for 2-3 more years. I’d expect usb c by then anyways.
  11. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

    Oct 6, 2017
    You mean like the iPad Pro does not have said chip?
  12. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I really hope they don’t give the max version special features. I don’t want a phone that big… Apple just know if anything you will get less upgrades for doing something like this rather than upselling people.
  13. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    Having USB-C seems pretty reasonable, I'd like it, although I can see Apple not doing it because of the licensing control they get with their interface.

    Camera performance will be better than 2018's....
  14. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Since they have moved the iPad Pro to USB-C they really need to move everything to it. Having different connector standards across the board makes it difficult for consumers.
  15. KPandian1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2013
    I am not in a hurry to replace my current iPhone at all; neither am I looking forward to losing the lightning connection. My eco is still not focused around USB-C yet.

    If Apple expects me to carry 4-5 dongles to use my Apple laptops, I can put-up with one extra cable for my phone.

    I guess this works for Apple too!:rolleyes:
  16. the-bigwig macrumors member

    May 17, 2016
    Not the prettiest thing in the world. And im coming into the conclusion, that you just can not nicely design iPhone with 3 cameras. It's just impossible to do, and these renders are the testimonials of that.
  17. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    There are zero bezels on the sides or the bottom of the phone. Not buying this render.
  18. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    No USB-C is obvious from a technical standpoint.

    There are no advantages to having USB-C on the iPhone. Users aren't attaching an external monitor or storage to the iPhone.

    In short, iPhone isn't iPad. It has no use for USB-C.
  19. bayelrey80 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Fail. Airpower is in production.
  20. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    You mean like my iPad Pro that I’m currently using with a third-party USB-C cable?
  21. WeemanWise macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    What hassle? You already have a bunch of lightning cables I’m sure. Would be more of a hassle to switch to usb c. I hope they don’t
  22. bayelrey80 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2018
    I don't know. Honestly, if they are going to charge a lot for the Max, I think they use the space and make an absurdly stacked phone.
  23. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    By the time iPhone adapts it, folks will think Apple was always anti usb-c when they were among the first adopters (2015 MacBook) and pushed it when it wasn’t popular (2016 MBP).
  24. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
    Get rid of bloody back bump first & finally.
    Still dislike every day, putting iPhone on table.
  25. Internet Enzyme macrumors 6502a

    Internet Enzyme

    Feb 21, 2016
    USB-C is a bad idea. The optics are terrible. Worse than removing the headphone jack. But I suppose that didn't stop them. Outside these rarefied tech circles there are no benefits of a usb c iphone and it will displease exactly everyone

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