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Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates today shared their expectations for both 2019 and 2020 model iPhones following their trip to Asia earlier this month, where they met with some suppliers within Apple's supply chain.

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MacRumors render of 2019 iPhones with triple-lens rear cameras

Our summary of the research note, shared with MacRumors:The trio of high-end 2019 iPhones will have relatively few design changes, beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up in the typical July-August timeframe
3D Touch will be eliminated in all 2019 iPhones as Barclays previously predicted, possibly signaling a Haptic Touch expansion
The next-generation iPhone XR will have 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB, as previously predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
2020 iPhones will have more significant changes, including 5G support, 3D sensing via the rear camera system, and acoustic fingerprint technology that could allow for full-screen Touch ID
"A few suppliers" mentioned a potential "iPhone SE 2" with iPhone 8 internals in early 2020, but others had no knowledge of it
LG may become a secondary supplier of OLED displays for 2019 iPhones, with a 10-30 percent split of orders with Samsung, ahead of Apple transitioning all of its iPhones to OLED as early as 2020Other rumors have suggested that 2019 iPhones will feature frosted glass casing, larger batteries, and a bilateral charging feature that allows users to charge AirPods or an Apple Watch by placing them on the back of the iPhone.

Apple will likely unveil its latest iPhones in September as usual at Steve Jobs Theater.

Article Link: 2020 iPhones May Have Full-Screen Touch ID, New iPhone SE Based on iPhone 8 Also Possible Next Year
 
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MrGunnyPT

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Man.. 2019 models seem to be a big disappointment(?).. From the Intel modem to the same old Notch... same old Face ID too?.. Removal of 3D Touch? I love it so this comes as very disappointing news to me unless they replace it with something else.

I don't know, let's just hope 2020 phones will be anything good to talk about... I own the XS only because I broke the X.. and man what a disappointment to hear that the 2019 model is just the same as the last 2 years.

Either way, holding on to the XS until 2020.
 
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If there is another iPhone SE it should be “small edition” and not the cheap-out version. In other words, a modern iPhone designed to be smaller. If Apple would just make an iPhone that fits the physical size of the current SE but with the X style treatment I would buy it immediately.
 
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If there is another iPhone SE it should be “small edition” and not the cheap-out version. In other words, a modern iPhone designed to be smaller. If Apple would just make an iPhone that fits the physical size of the current SE but with the X style treatment I would buy it immediately.

Smaller does not mean it is cheaper to produce. The economics of manufacturing displays and sensors like used in FaceID mean it would cost the same or more than an iPhone X.
 
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Doubt they will ever put Touch ID back into the mix unless it is for the "iPhone SE 2" variant, but even then that is a stretch. Hopefully they won't put the iPhone 8 internals in it...but at least an A13 and hopefully A14.

Regarding the purported hideous 3 camera block, I hope they can do something magical and revolutionary with it, otherwise it may be just another gimmick.

Sounds like 2020 is the year to upgrade if at all.
 
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neuropsychguy

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These rumors have mixed up so much. Apple doesn't return to Touch ID after saying Face ID is thousands times more secure.
I agree. In my experience FaceID has been much better than TouchID. However, it's possible Apple could include TouchID as a backup option for the times when FaceID is less convenient. This seems like an extra cost and unnecessary potential fail point though.
 
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If there is another iPhone SE it should be “small edition” and not the cheap-out version. In other words, a modern iPhone designed to be smaller. If Apple would just make an iPhone that fits the physical size of the current SE but with the X style treatment I would buy it immediately.
No, it shouldn't, because that isn't why the product ever existed. No one cares what you would buy immediately.
 
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