Another Possible Triple-Lens Camera Design in 2019 iPhone Shown Off in Renderings

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Multiple rumors have suggested at least one of the 2019 iPhone models will feature a triple-lens camera design, but smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) believes Apple is still finalizing just what the triple-lens design will look like.

    Earlier this month, Hemmerstoffer shared one possible prototype design featuring a square-shaped camera layout, and today, he's teamed up with Indian site CompareRaja to show us another design that Apple is allegedly working on.


    The new renders feature an iPhone with a slimmed down notch for the front-facing camera and TrueDepth system, along with a triple-lens rear camera positioned in the center of the device.

    The camera features three lenses in a horizontal arrangement, with a flash located around the middle of the three lenses. A microphone is located below, while the volume buttons are on the left side of the device and the power button is on the right, in line with current devices.


    According to Hemmerstoffer and CompareRaja, this set of renderings, along with the previous set that featured a larger square-shaped camera layout are both "100% legit prototypes."

    The three iPhones planned for 2019 are "still in the EVT stage," aka the Engineering Validation Test, with Apple allegedly having yet to decide on a design. The site suggests either both leaked prototypes will be used and marketed as different models, or one of the leaked prototypes will be axed.


    Current rumors sourced from The Wall Street Journal suggest only one iPhone will feature a triple-lens camera setup - the next-generation iPhone XS Max. The next-generation iPhone XS and the next-generation iPhone XR will continue to use dual-lens cameras, with Apple reserving the triple-lens setup for its highest-end device.

    It's not clear if these renderings are accurate depictions of the iPhone design Apple might use in 2019, nor do we know if Apple is still attempting to decide on a final look, but Hemmerstoffer has a track record of sourcing accurate information from Apple's supply chain.

    At this point in time, no other source has commented on the triple-lens camera layout Apple might use, so we'll need to wait for further leaks to get a clearer picture of how Apple plans to implement a three-lens design.

    Article Link: Another Possible Triple-Lens Camera Design in 2019 iPhone Shown Off in Renderings
  2. GreenPixel macrumors member


    Aug 21, 2014
    This looks a little better than the last rumor, at least.
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Maybe im the only one... but... i dont really care what the back of my phone looks like.
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
  5. archvile macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2007
    This looks much better than the quad camera/flash abortion that was shown the other day.
  6. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  7. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Needs a bigger notch and a new proprietary connector.
  8. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    This looks much better.

    Apple, please put the square design concept in a red circle with a diagonal red line through it.
  9. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I'm not sure what my motivation will be to upgrade this year but 3 lenses is not it. If the photos are better that is fantastic but it's not on my current list of complaints. USB C would be nice to go with my iPad Pro but still not enough. Can't wait to see what they announce. I like new phones but its getting harder to update often.
  10. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2008
    I’m excited to see how thin the next iPhone is and how huge the camera bump is.
  11. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    It cannot be there since we have faceID tech ....maybe if the make the iphone 10mm thick but even then hard
  12. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    I have yet to meet someone that upgrades because of a camera...

    5G, faster processor, better battery life please.
  13. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    90% certain this isn't likely due to the internal component layout. There's the entire faceID assembly just above. The cameras are on one side to keep them separate from the logic board.
  14. decypher44 macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    This design is slick!!! Very nice. I’d much rather have 5G than a triple lens, though.
  15. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
  16. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    Looks as horrible as the previous one...
  17. ayale99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2007
    Meh. I've been an "every 2yrs" upgrader. Not feeling the need or want anymore. Looks like the iPhone X is going to last me 3+ years now.
  18. decypher44 macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Great point!
  19. kalafalas macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    This I could get behind. Also a centered camera bump is much more manageable for us that don’t use cases, I’m very tired of my phone rocking around on tables it’s not a cute look
  20. house13um macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2015
    I really don't see Apple moving the location of the current camera. I figure they'll just extend the borders where it is now to accommodate the third lens.
  21. LS3 POWER macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I can get behind this design, MUCH better option than the one shown last week.
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    Well there could be a cut-out from the logic board and it then only needs one for both faceID and the cameras... Apple can make it pretty much any shape they want
  23. Jssmith83 macrumors newbie


    Sep 11, 2016
    This looks better, but I don’t know about them moving the camera to the middle of the phone like that. Why couldn’t they do that up and down on the side like it is now?
  24. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    When it comes to new tech Apple would be first to admit they now come second.

    But when it comes to renderings and maybes _ then theyre second to none.

    'Apple: Imagine The Possibilities'

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