Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display [Update: Fake]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this month, Weibo user C Technology (via Wccftech) shared some alleged details about the upcoming successor to the iPhone XS Max, which may or may not be accurate.

    The next iPhone XS Max has been pegged as the 2019 iPhone that will feature a triple-lens camera in 2019 by reliable sources, and the Weibo post offers additional details about the lenses. Apple will allegedly use a wide-angle lens, a super wide-angle lens, and a 3x telephoto lens. This would be similar to something like the Huawei P20 Pro, which also offers two wide-angle lenses and a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.

    An alleged 2019 iPhone prototype with triple-lens camera, via OnLeaks

    The second-generation iPhone XS Max is said to have a 4,000mAh battery, something that seems unlikely because the form factor of the device is not changing. Rumors have suggested Apple's 2019 iPhones will look quite similar to the 2018 lineup, with the exception of changes to the rear camera and perhaps some tweaks to front-facing TrueDepth camera system to make the notch smaller.

    We've heard multiple rumors about a smaller notch, a detail also included in the Weibo post.

    Other alleged features coming to the iPhone XS Max include 15W wireless fast charging, which would be an increase from the current 7.5W wireless charging speed, and a display with a 90 to 120Hz refresh rate.

    Apple uses a 120Hz ProMotion display for the iPad Pro, allowing for a smoother, crisper, more responsive experience, so it's not out of the question.

    C Technology has been known for sharing early iPhone information in the past, but the Weibo user aggregates leaks, rumors, and images from multiple sources, some accurate and some inaccurate. For that reason, and because some of this information sounds a bit unlikely, we're not confident about the veracity of these rumors.

    We'll need to wait for secondary sources to back up this information before we can confirm its accuracy.

    (Thanks, Tim!)

    Update: The alleged 2019 iPhone details posted on Weibo appear to be fake and just a rehash of a mobile leaker's iPhone wishlist shared via Twitter on January 10.

    Article Link: Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display [Update: Fake]
  2. JoshBoy macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    They will also drop all support, cases and information on the 2018 iPhones.....
  3. Nilhum macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2016
    120 hz on OLED is rare to non existent. Samsung would have put it in their phones already.
  4. crossb8 macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2018
    Lake Worth, FL
    1. USB-C would REALLY appeal to a lot of Apple fans.
    2. XS and XS Max both should have 3 cameras.
    3. I HOPE it is called the XI not "2nd Gen XS" which makes zero sense.
  5. nawnp, Jan 17, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019

    nawnp macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2017
    Little rock, Ar
    Samsung has no desire to spend more money on the display for higher frame rate, for a while now Apple has used better screens on iPhones than Samsung. LG is selling the
    OLED65C8PUA tv which is 120 Hz OLED, but with a price tag to match.

    I think there is a 40% chance all these will be characteristic of the 2019 iPhone XS Max successor. If they want to give it higher battery life than the XR they probably need it around 4000 ma/hr, the higher wattage charger to match makes sense. Of course it will be thicker because of those. The 3 cameras has been a rumor for a while and would make the XS max successor more distinguished from the XR successor. Lastly the 120 Htz display makes sense as Apple tries to usually give the best display to iPhones while the iPad already has it. The rarity of OLED 120 Hz is still pretty high, but it is very likely Apple will have the first one on a smartphone weather if it's this year, but they most likely won't next year because of the S generation delaying it to 2021.
  6. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
  7. Villarrealadrian macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2016
    They are not leaving anything to imagination anymore =)
  8. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Interesting rumor. Apple finally engaging in spec war. Now about that paltry 4gb memory...
  9. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    These analysts keep throwing stuffs to the wall and see what sticks, sometimes to the point where it is a total pipe dream.
  10. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    That bigger battery is what Apple should have had years ago but they focused on the thin design which got out of control. Hoping the larger battery is true .
  11. az431 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    What's the point of publishing a "sketchy rumor" where no one has had a chance to "confirm its accuracy" ?

    Might as well publish an article that there's a rumor aliens have taken over a mall in Peoria.
  12. 2GoldFish macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2012
    My prediction is that 2019 iPhone will feature a touch screen and a battery. :)
  13. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    And yet we are two years into the notch design and Samsung has yet to copy it in a shipping device (though they will soon). Using your thinking they should have had a notched phone a year before Apple did.

    They don't always jump on things first and funnily displays seems to be the main place they don't jump head first even though they manufacture the panels used in the current iPhone X and XS models.
  14. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
  15. NetMage macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    That must be why they still sell iPhone 7 cases and iOS 12 still supports the 5s.
  16. Falcon9 macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2015
    Eastern Canada
    I suspect ProMotion on the iPad exists primarily for the benefit of reducing the latency while writing with the Apple Pencil. I’m somewhat doubtful that it will come to this year’s iPhones due to the OLED displays. Also, refreshing the screen that often cannot be good for battery life which is probably a bigger issue on the iPhone with its smaller battery than the iPad. Would love to be proven wrong though.
  17. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
    And unicorns ....
  18. Internet Enzyme macrumors 6502a

    Internet Enzyme

    Feb 21, 2016
    ProMotion would be ****ing fantastic. It would be an improvement on the level of going from non-retina to a retina display. Battery life might be the main thing stopping them from going ahead. But it would be totally worth it, with that gestural interface. Would be a truly differentiating feature
  19. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
  20. midkay macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
  21. iRutherford macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2018
    Columbus, OH
    There was no need for them to copy the notch design because they implemented the thin bezel aesthetic much better in the Galaxy S8, S9, Note 8 and Note 9 than Apple did in the iPhone X, XS and XR.
  22. jecowa macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2006
    Usually Apple shrinks the battery as the components become more power efficient. If they are expanding the battery, maybe they are doing something that is making the iPhone less power efficient. Perhaps they are switching back to LCD or perhaps they are adding an "always-on display" feature.
  23. mrr macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2008
    I am only interested in new iPhone support for the Apple Pencil
  24. Yojimbo007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    If that is the final design and somewhat true specs.. take my money already..very clean and elegant !
  25. maxfromdenmark macrumors regular


    May 8, 2011

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