The latest reports about Apple’s next-gen handset, the iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI)
The 2019 iPhone lineup has also been the focus of another rumor, suggesting that Apple may have figured out the TrueDepth camera sensing technology in its front-facing camera so much by next year that the company is able to remove the “notch design”. It has also been rumored that the 2018 iPhone lineup could see the notch shrink just a bit, as Apple works towards removing the notch altogether.
What specs will the iPhone 2019 have?
Since Apple introduced the company’s first branded system-on-a-chip (SoC) in 2010, every new iPhone has come with a new A-series chipset. If Apple sticks to that pattern, the iPhone 2019 will ship with Apple A13 processors, maybe down to 5 nanometers. New SoC typically take advantage of better processes that let them be faster and more powerful but also more energy efficient.
Apple has also been adding coprocessors to handle motion voice activation, fusion cores, and neural engines. A13 will continue to push Apple silicon forward. That includes a third generation custom GPU as well.
May 28, 2018: iPhone (2019) yet again rumored to adopt three lenses
It’s the iPhone (2019) rumor that just won’t quit. (Maybe because there haven’t been any other rumors yet…)
Google Translated from Economic Daily:
In the market, Apple’s iPhone, which will be launched next year, may use post-imposed 3D sensing modules to present Augmented Reality (AR) images. Among them, time-of-flight (ToF) is the main sensing technology. According to the latest report of foreign-funded Deutsche Securities, Apple will replace ToF technology with three lenses, and Dali and other Taiwanese manufacturers will have the opportunity to benefit.
Lu Jialin, Deutsche Securities’s technology industry analyst, said that AR imagery is a high probability of being the main specification of the iPhone in 2019. The market predicts that the iPhone will use the rear 3D sensing module of ToF, but according to the team’s visit, it does not believe that Apple will use ToF. Instead, it will use three-lens imaging, including two camera lenses using stereo vision technology, and a long-focus lens for zooming.
Effective solving analog zoom, along with wider angle, and better low-light are still the holy grails of camera phone systems. If this is true-thy, Apple may still be working on zoom and low-light before tackling wide.