Here's the latest on what to expect from Apple's new iPhones

Judy Cobb
April 12, 2019

Interestingly, on Friday, leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer said that three iPhone models will get the triple rear camera this year, which again contradicts Macotakara's report.

The expected successor to the iPhone XR, an LCD model, is believed to support bidirectional wireless charging along with the two OLED models, which makes flawless sense given that Apple recently announced a new model of the AirPods.

According to a recent report both there will be two new iPhones this year, we presume successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max with OLED displays and triple cameras. The second model, which features a 6.5-inch display, will be 0.40mm thicker than the iPhone XS Max, but, similarly, the camera bump will see an 0.25mm reduction.

The information shows that the next iPhone will have a protruding three-camera design in a chassis that looks like it could be an "upgrade" of the iPhone XS.

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Macotakara reported that the new iPhones will be slimmer to accommodate a larger bump on the back of the device that would house the triple-camera system. Its new display matches that of the iPhone XR in size.

If this rules out to be true, Apple will have five phones in its 2019 lineup. In February, Kuo said that Apple's next-generation iPhones would be direct follow-ups to those in the current lineup, predicting that a new 5.8-inch OLED model, a new 6.5-inch OLED model, and a new 6.1-inch LCD model would be coming this year. The report also says that the models would pack an Apple 18W USB charger and USB-C to Lightning cable in the package. This contradicts the previous reports which claimed that Apple will launch the new iPhones with small changes.

The Macotakara report also claims that the two OLED models could potentially feature bilateral wireless charging, meaning that they could charge other devices wirelessly, without needing a charging mat.

Not only are the camera sensors themselves expected to be larger, but Macotakara claims they will be accompanied by larger lenses - the largest Apple has ever put into an iPhone.

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