Alleged 2019 iPhone Rear Chassis Appears on Chinese Social Media With Triple-Lens Camera Markings

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An alleged chassis piece belonging to the 2019 iPhone appeared on Chinese social media this morning with markings on the rear of the device that resemble a housing for three camera lenses.


The above image and mockup (below), shared via Weibo and later tweeted by Ben Geskin, tally with rumors that the next-generation iPhone will feature a rear triple-lens camera system in a triangular configuration.

Last week, an image of a similar chassis piece appeared on Slashleaks, although rumors about triple lenses in an iPhone began way back in May 2018. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in October that he expected the next iPhones to feature triple-lens cameras.

In January, serial mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) released renderings of the supposed iPhone 2019 model, with a similar unusual-looking patch on the rear for three lenses, a flash, and a mic in the triangular arrangement.


The Wall Street Journal has since reported that Apple plans to introduce a triple-lens camera system in at least one of the iPhones coming in 2019. Shortly after that report, Bloomberg seemingly confirmed the rumor, but neither publication mentioned how the lenses would be configured.

A triple-lens rear camera on the next iPhone would allow for a larger field of view, a wider zoom range, improved low light performance, and it would capture more pixels, but the appearance of the lenses and the size of the housing on the leaked images has divided Apple watchers.

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Dezmond

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Looks like a tumor on a mobile device...

Especially if they continue with the design mistake of the camera sticking out like many phones now have.
Just wish they made the phone a bit thicker to hide the camera more inside.
 

Jezrix

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An alleged chassis piece belonging to the 2019 iPhone appeared on Chinese social media this morning with markings on the rear of the device that resemble a housing for three camera lenses.


The images, shared via Weibo and later tweeted by Ben Geskin, tally with rumors that the next-generation iPhone will feature a rear triple-lens camera system in a triangular configuration.

Last week, an image of a similar chassis piece appeared on Slashleaks, although rumors about triple lenses in an iPhone began way back in May 2018. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in October that he expected the next iPhones to feature triple-lens cameras.

In January, serial mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) released renderings of the supposed iPhone 2019 model, with a similar unusual-looking patch on the rear for three lenses, a flash, and a mic in the triangular arrangement.


The Wall Street Journal has since reported that Apple plans to introduce a triple-lens camera system in at least one of the iPhones coming in 2019. Shortly after that report, Bloomberg seemingly confirmed the rumor, but neither publication mentioned how the lenses would be configured.

A triple-lens rear camera on the next iPhone would allow for a larger field of view, a wider zoom range, improved low light performance, and it would capture more pixels, but the appearance of the lenses and the size of the patch on the back of the case has divided Apple watchers.

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Soooo ugly!!
 

Skeith

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If this ends up like the above renders, then Apple will have absolutely lost their design-edge.

Seriously, give it a bigger battery and make the camera flush with the rest of it, because this is poor design otherwise.
I think we need more lenses so that the lens housing is so big that it covers the entire back of the phone.

Thicker iPhones. YES!
 
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Pretty sure it's legit. It's Cook & Co's Apple we're talking about.

They have a design team of a few hundred people. What are they doing all day? What is Jony doing all day? Same Mac, and iPad designs for years, and now phones with the ugliest camera barfbump in the business. I really don’t get it anymore
 

danny842003

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Pretty sure it's legit. It's Cook & Co's Apple we're talking about.

They have a design team of a few hundred people. What are they doing all day? What is Jony doing all day? Same Mac, and iPad designs for years, and now phones with the ugliest camera barfbump in the business. I really don’t get it anymore
The iPad just got a brand new design last year?