'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max' Expected to Be Slightly Thicker and Feature Redesigned Mute Switch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Indian blog CashKaro has collaborated with OnLeaks to share new renders of the so-called "iPhone XI" and "iPhone XI Max," providing a side-by-side comparison of the expected successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.


    Both new iPhones are expected to stick with the same 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but the thickness of each device is said to increase to 8.1mm and 7.8mm respectively as previously reported. Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are 7.7mm thick.

    Apple's depth measurement does not include the camera bump, so with the slight reduction in size expected there, the change in overall thickness between 2018 iPhones and 2019 iPhones may be negligible.


    As widely rumored by now, the new iPhones are expected to feature a triple-lens rear camera system in a triangular arrangement. While the camera bump has a larger square-shaped design, it appears to be less protruding, as the rear panel of each device is said to be formed out of a "single piece of glass."

    The renders also suggest that 2019 versions of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will feature a redesigned circular-shaped mute switch within a pill-shaped cutout, similar to the one on older-generation iPads.


    Beyond that, the renders suggest that 2019 iPhones will be similar to 2018 iPhones in many ways, complete with the same notch, bezels, stainless steel frame, Lightning connector, speaker grilles, and volume buttons. This would be more or less the same design as Apple has used since the iPhone X in 2017.

    In addition to the static images, CashKaro and OnLeaks teamed up to create a 360-degree video of the renders:

    Apple should unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup in September as usual alongside Apple Watch Series 5 models and other announcements. While not shown here, a new iPhone XR is also widely expected with a dual-lens rear camera system, up from a single lens on the current model.

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  2. AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    OMG, where is Jony? Has anybody seen Jony?!

    Filing this ASAP:
    Jony Ive Missing.jpg
  3. benshive macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Can someone check if Ive is okay? The rear design of these phones is terrible.
  5. Unity451 macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2011
    Why mess around... Apple should just give us what we really want...
  6. Bustycat macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2015
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    iPhone’s rear camera will ultimately become a compound eye...
  7. joselc23 macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2011
  8. CyberBob859 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2007
    I REALLY hope the phones don't look like this. I'll just keep what I have instead of plunking down >$1K for something I drew up in grade school.
  9. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
  10. Mikey44 macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2012
    Wait.... a redesigned mute switch?? Is this real life? That’s actually the one thing that has stayed consistent across all iterations of iPhones. If true, that’s huge!!
    --- Post Merged, Apr 26, 2019 ---
    Gif me like one of your fine French gifs.
  11. rpat701 macrumors regular

    May 25, 2016
    This has to be fake to throw people off the sent....right...? :-/
  12. maverick2007 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2014
    This is the most beautiful iPhone apple ever built! Will skip this time I don’t like this beauty!!!!!
  13. macpanzer macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    Apple: We have reinvented the mute switch. It is now better than ever... /s

    They should integrate the camera lenses into the Apple logo on the back. The "bump" on the corner is getting more and more ridiculous as it increases in size.
  14. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    Volume buttons and mute switch should adopt Digital Crown from Apple Watch Series 4, but in a form factor that is more fitting for a phone.
  15. brian3uk macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2016
    ugly, but what would it look like in a case? thats how many people see it these days.
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I really need to know if the iPhone will be switching to USB-C or not.
  17. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2017
    It’s got to a point where the only thing Apple are redesigning is the mute switch
  18. vseera macrumors regular

    May 27, 2011
    I was really hoping they reduce the weight! I held a Samsung Galaxy S10+ recently and it felt fantastic. So sleek and light. I want to get the Max version for my next phone, but the heavy weight keeps me away.
  19. Aleh macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2013
    This is the new iPhone 7. Redesigned details in the same general design to buy time for the bigger change next year.
    Personally I wanted them to do the mute switch like this since forever, it makes so much more sense.
  20. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Aside from the camera the rear design looks exactly the same as the current XS. How much say do industrial designers have on camera placement?
  21. breather macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2011
  22. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    So everyone is calling this ugly over a re-designed mute switch?
  23. JayJohnPaul macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2014
    Dawnbreak City
    No, unfortunately. 2020 most likely.

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