Other Will there be iPhone 11s next year?

Do you think there will be an 11s?

  • Yes

    Votes: 29 34.9%
  • No

    Votes: 54 65.1%

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Appl3FTW

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I know there’s a rumored 2020 redesign already. But what are the chances Apple will pull a fast one and use the iPhone 11 design and squeeze one more year out of it.

Let’s look at the previous cycles shall we:

//redesign cycles every 2 years
iPhone - 2007
iPhone 3G - 2008
iPhone 3GS - 2009
iPhone 4 - 2010
iPhone 4s - 2011
iPhone 5 - 2012
iPhone 5s - 2013
//end of 2 year S Cycles

//start of 4 year evolution cycles
iPhone 6/plus - 2014
iPhone 6s/plus - 2015
iPhone 7/plus - 2016
iPhone 8/plus (technically a 7S) - 2017

iPhone X - 2017
iPhone XS/plus - 2018
iPhone 11/pro max - 2019
iPhone 11s/pro max - 2020

iPhone 12/pro max - 2021 Total redesign

I’m not saying it will happen but don’t be surprised....
 
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Appl3FTW

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Maybe the 2017 year was an anomaly... 2017 iPhone 8/plus was technically a 1 month cycle lol since the X was released right after. And it is really a 7S...

So yeah maybe ur somewhat correct... 3 years is just about the right cycle for redesign.
 

Burnsey

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Apple is on a 3 year cycle now for iPhone designs. The 11 is really the XS-S.

It started with the iPhone 6 -> 6S -> 7

The 8 came out with the new design being the iPhone X.

In 2020 we'll likely see a new flagship iPhone design alongside a low cost option using a previous design with updated components.
 

titrau

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iphone X is not complete full design people , only camera , edge and look same as 6 >€

only complete redesign is 3G to 4 when SJ was Ceo
 
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Appl3FTW

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Apple is on a 3 year cycle now for iPhone designs. The 11 is really the XS-S.

It started with the iPhone 6 -> 6S -> 7

The 8 came out with the new design being the iPhone X.

In 2020 we'll likely see a new flagship iPhone design alongside a low cost option using a previous design with updated components.
True... 3 year cycle is more and more feasible. When you think about it. The 8/plus was a holding cycle prior to the X.

This is a big IF, the 2020 redesign is not ready, then we may see another 11s release on September and redesigned 12 on October..... ala 8/X release on 2017
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iphone X is not complete full design people , only camera , edge and look same as 6 >€

only complete redesign is 3G to 4 when SJ was Ceo
Not a full redesign? Huh what are u into... I want some
 
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redheeler

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The iPhone 11 is an s type refresh on top of another s type refresh. It is essentially the iPhone Xss. My assumption (backed up by rumors) is that Apple is working on something bigger for 2020.
 
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circusboy

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Since Apple didn’t keep the iPhone X in the line up this year, they could possibly go for iPhone 12, iPhone pro as iPhone pro max for 2020, and iPhone 13 series for 2021, that way they won’t be a behind Samsung
 

Appl3FTW

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Since Apple didn’t keep the iPhone X in the line up this year, they could possibly go for iPhone 12, iPhone pro as iPhone pro max for 2020, and iPhone 13 series for 2021, that way they won’t be a behind Samsung
There’s no way they would keep the X in the lineup. That’s what the XS is for.
 

JPack

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Maybe the 2017 year was an anomaly... 2017 iPhone 8/plus was technically a 1 month cycle lol since the X was released right after. And it is really a 7S...

So yeah maybe ur somewhat correct... 3 years is just about the right cycle for redesign.
iPhone 8 exists as a backup for iPhone X. There were a whole of bunch new technologies in iPhone X not to mention it was released late.

iPhone 5G won't have the same problem given Apple will have three OLED suppliers: LG, BOE, and Samsung.
 

circusboy

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There’s no way they would keep the X in the lineup. That’s what the XS is for.
Yeah, that’s what I meant, Apple didn’t keep the X or the Xs in the line up, and they won’t keep the 11 pro’s next year they could easily go to iPhone 12 series, skipping the 11s series, which at the this point is bump to have, since Apple switched to a 3 year redesign cycle
 

Appl3FTW

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Maybe there will be an 11S (not Pro) and then a redesigned 12 Pro, like the 8/8+ and X release.
I was thinking the same thing... maybe they would release an S series on September and release the all new on October again...
 
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titrau

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Next year, if Apple redesigned the phone, it will no longer call iPhone Pro, but they will probably use a different name , such as

iphone 5G
iphone 5G Air
iphone 5G Air Max
 

Appl3FTW

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Next year, if Apple redesigned the phone, it will no longer call iPhone Pro, but they will probably use a different name , such as

iphone 5G
iphone 5G Air
iphone 5G Air Max
I doubt it... if the trend continues which is they getting heavier then it doesn’t warrant the Air moniker. Now if they shed pounds then yes it will be Air. Air means lighter.
 

Relentless Power

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If it’s a redesign it shouldn’t be 11S. Straight to 12?
Right, and lets hope they reconfigure their marketing strategy for the naming of the 2020 iPhones, as their current titles is atrocious. The iPhone numbering system is far more fitting and less confusing.
 

Appl3FTW

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Right, and lets hope they reconfigure their marketing strategy for the naming of the 2020 iPhones, as their current titles is atrocious. The iPhone numbering system is far more fitting and less confusing.
I still don’t know that they skipped 9 lol
 

DNichter

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My guess is no. They would go right to 12 and keep the same naming scheme they have this year moving forward. Lines are distinguished, with a value option and a high end.