Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are a week away from being released, Huawei has killer new flagship phones on the way, the OnePlus 7T Pro will likely debut soon, and Google’s hotly-anticipated Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are set to be announced less than two months from now. There are so many new flagship and really upgraded phones that will be released in the late summer and early fall this year, and yet it seems like almost all attention is already focused on on what's becoming the next Nokia and Motorola: Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 11. Almost no changes, just cosmetics to cover the Lag behind features that Apple still do not have.
However, we might’ve just learned even more about these unreleased Apple phones thanks to a huge leak:
The iPhone 11R, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Max - or iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max won’t be huge upgrades compared to the current iPhone XS lineup.
In fact, the iPhone 11 lineup in 2019 is just shaping up to be just like the iPhone 7 lineup in 2016. Apple decided to reuse the same hardware design for a third consecutive year with the iPhone 7, but it added a few new features and an upgraded camera. This year, the iPhone 11 series will look exactly like the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR from the front, and the back will be about the same aside from the new rear cameras; according to multiple independent reports, Apple’s two flagship iPhones will have triple-lens cameras while the entry-level iPhone 11 will sport a dual-lens rear shooter.
Apple’s new flagship iPhone 11 models will come in four colors, not three. In addition to Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, there’s also a new dark green color that has been added. Back in 2016, Apple added “Jet Black” to its iPhone 7 lineup when it decided to use the same hardware design for three consecutive years.
In addition to the new color, the glass on the back of the phone now has a matte finish and the word “iPhone” is no longer printed on the back.
Beyond that, the new iPhones will retain Apple’s Lightning port as opposed to switching to USB-C. 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes will be made available, and there will reportedly be no increase to charging speeds. Finally, the iPhone 11 Max will have a 3969 mAh battery supplied by Huizhou Desai and Xinwangda.
Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 11 lineup during a press conference on either September 10th or 11th, and a reliable leak suggests that they’ll go on sale on Friday, September 20th.
Last year, Apple unveiled its phones on Sept. 13, before releasing the iPhone XS and XS Max on Sept. 21. The cheaper iPhone XR arrived Oct. 26.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.