Even though the new year just started, Apple fans are looking forward to 2019’s new iPhone releases, especially after the much-discussed sales performance of the latest iPhone lineup. Cutting straight to it, one of the latest iPhone 11 leaks, by CompareRaja, show a triple camera set up at the rear, which will result in a slight design change for the upcoming iPhone models.
While this is an unconfirmed and a very early leak, we believe the horizontal triple camera set up is very believable, given how Apple has tried to differentiate its models via such camera and design changes at the rear while the front remained largely the same.
This happened when we transitioned from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 7, where the rear camera become the notable change. Now that Apple is likely to stick to the design language introduced by the iPhone X and followed into the XS, XS Max and XR, this camera change can help new iPhone 11 owners show off the latest model.
Camera aside, the leak suggests that the new iPhone XI will pack a large, 4,000mAh battery, which is considerably bigger than the 3,174mAh unit in the iPhone XS Max. Other than this we can look forward to the IP68 certification (for dust and waterproofing) but no support for 5G networks – which is not a deal breaker for another few years at least.
However, the main question right now is whether Apple will be able to pick up sales after a rather slow start for the latest iPhone models. While many blame the company for slowing down in terms of innovation, pundits also believe the pricing is a major factor behind the lackluster sales.
The price factor may be a real issue since Apple recently started promoted a trade-in program for discounts on the new iPhone XR, and yesterday we learned that the company is going to reduce iPhone prices in international markets to balance the surge caused by strengthening of US dollar against local currencies. This could result in significant drops for countries such as Pakistan and India, where the US dollar has risen to majorly devalue local currencies over the last year.
Have you purchased the new iPhone XS, XS Max or XR or will you wait for the iPhone 11, likely to be released around September 2019? Share your thoughts via comments below.