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2019 iPhone XR May Come In Two New Unusual Colors

2019 iPhone XR colors
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As always, Apple’s 2019 iPhones are the most-awaited smartphones. Potential buyers don’t just want to know the new features to expect with the next-gen iPhone, but also the color options that will be available. There have already been a lot of reports and rumors regarding the features to expect from 2019 iPhones, but now, we have a tip on the 2019 iPhone colors.

2019 iPhone XR colors – two new options?

This latest tip is the color options for the iPhone XR successor. Apple launched the iPhone XR in six vibrant colors and is expected to go with six colors this year as well, but it may swap a few color options.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in a tweet on Monday, suggested that the company would launch the iPhone XR successor in two new colors, lavender and green. Backing his claims, Gurman also tweeted an image presumably showing the pieces of the rear glass panel of the 2019 iPhones.

This is not the first time that we are hearing about the 2019 iPhone XR colors. Last week, a report from the Japanese blog Mac Otakara made a similar claim about the 2019 iPhone XR colors, saying the iPhone XR’s successor would come in two new colors.

The Japanese blog also said that the two new colors would be green and lavender. Moreover, the report claimed that the new colors would replace the blue and coral. Further, the site noted that Apple would retain the other color options – white, black, yellow and red.

Though the claims on the new 2019 iPhone XR colors come from trusted sources, it is unlikely that Apple would discontinue the blue color. Reports and informal polls last year suggested that the blue iPhone XR was among the most popular variant.

However, you never know with Apple, it might even come up with eight colors, including the six colors from last year and two new colors (lavender and green).

Design changes due to rear cameras

Along with the 2019 iPhone XR colors, Gurman also showed off alleged mouldings for the 2019 iPhones. All three cases in Gurman’s tweet featured a square-shaped bulge on the back, confirming that the two higher-end phones (successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max) would sport three cameras, while the new XR would get a dual-lens setup.

All three new iPhones are expected to look similar to the last year’s models, except for the changes to the rear camera. As Gurman’s tweet suggested, the successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will gain a third rear camera, while the new iPhone XR would get a second camera at the back.

Along with the change in the number of cameras, their placement would also change. The alleged cases reveal that the rear camera setup for all three iPhones would be in a square bump on the top left.

The third camera on the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max would be an ultra-wide-angle lens. This new camera would offer larger and more detailed photos along with enabling a broader range of zoom. Apple may add increased zoom capability to the second camera on the new XR model.

Talking further of design changes, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors could be about half a millimeter thicker than their respective last year models to accommodate the additional camera.

New chips already in production

A report from Bloomberg last week claimed that Apple had started the production for the chips that will power its next iPhones. As per the report, the new processor, dubbed A13, went into early production last month, and the mass production is expected to start sometime this month.

Apple’s A13 chips will feature in all three new iPhones. Apple designs in-house chips for almost all its products, including the Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods and HomePod. The company even makes specialized chips for the Macs, and is reportedly developing a main Mac processor to replace the ones that are currently supplied by Intel.

Over the past few years, Apple has worked on adding new capabilities to its chip, such as machine learning. Additionally, the company is also planning to develop new types of chips, such as those supporting calls and internet connectivity.

If Apple follows its usual launch schedule, the 2019 iPhones would be unveiled in September.