Since the launch of last year’s iPhones, we have seen numerous leaks, rumors and reports about the 2019 iPhones. However, today is the first time CAD images of the iPhone 11 have supposedly surfaced online. CAD images usually are the result of design leaks at factories. They are also used by case makers to prepare their products before the release of smartphones.
These latest CAD images of the iPhone 11 appeared on Slashleaks. Although the authenticity of the images is still not confirmed, they are in line with the rumors we have heard so far about the 2019 iPhones. Lending some authenticity to these images is the fact that trusted tipster @OnLeaks retweeted them.
There have been rumors that Apple will keep the screen sizes the same, meaning the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR successors will feature a 5.8-inch OLED display, a 6.5-inch OLED display, and a 6.1-inch LCD, respectively. The leaked CAD images carry the same screen sizes.
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Rumors suggest the iPhone XS and XS Max successors could feature triple-lens cameras, while the LCD iPhone is expected to sport a dual-lens camera setup. The third camera lens on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successor could be an ultra-wide-angle lens, while the second lens on the iPhone XR successor could enable increased zoom. Except for the camera changes, the 2019 iPhones are expected to look similar to the 2018 models. However, on the rear, the company may use a new frosted glass design.
A similar design can be seen in the CAD images as well. They show the rumored controversial positioning of the lenses in the square-shaped camera bump. The CAD images of the iPhone 11 also suggest Apple will continue to use a Lightning port for the iPhone and not a USB-C port, which the company adopted for the 2018 iPad Pro models.
The 2019 iPhones are also expected to feature bigger batteries, and thus, could be about 0.1 millimeter thicker than the older phones. The CAD images show a large notch on the iPhones and minimal bezels around the display, similar to what we see on the iPhone XS. In fact, the front portion of the iPhones in the CAD images looks very similar to the 2018 iPhones. However, for the iPhone XR successor, the leaked images show thinner bezels than those on the iPhone XR.
Although these CAD images are more or less in line with the recent rumors, they should be taken with a grain of salt because nothing is officially confirmed for now. We don’t expect Apple to confirm anything before the launch either. Until then, we will have to depend on such leaks and rumors to learn about the upcoming iPhones.
The 2019 iPhone will likely be powered by the A13 chip. Although there is no information on the capabilities the A13 will feature, we can safely assume that it will be better than the A12, which powers the 2018 iPhones.
According to Bloomberg, the A13 entered production in May and is expected to be a 7nm node like its predecessor. Apple could come up with a 5nm upgrade next year. Despite the new chip, the 2019 iPhones probably won’t be 5G-ready. There are reports that Apple will launch the first 5G iPhone in 2020 when 5G networks are more readily available.
Further, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 11 will feature 4 GB of RAM. In April, the analyst suggested that the 2019 iPhones could see a huge battery, or about a 25% capacity boost. However, recent leaks claim the battery boost will be only about 5%. With a bigger battery, the new iPhone will reportedly support two-way Qi wireless charging. This means you would be able to charge your AirPods 2 off the back of the phone.
As far as price, the iPhone XS came with a starting price of $999, which was the same as the iPhone X. Thus, it wouldn’t be out of the question to expect that the iPhone 11 will bear a similar price tag. In May, a price leak about the 2019 iPhones via Evad3rs claimed Apple will offer the iPhone 11 at $399 (128 GB), $499 (256 GB), and $599 (512 GB) on undisclosed contracts.
The unlocked iPhones were claimed to cost $999 (128 GB), $1,099 (256 GB) and $1,199 (512 GB). The iPhone 11 Max could cost $1,099, $1,199 and $1,299 for 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB, respectively.