Apple to maintain iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR display sizes on 2019 devices

Apple to maintain iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR display sizes on 2019 devices
5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max

When it comes to adopting large smartphone displays, Apple has undoubtedly been one of the most reluctant – it wasn’t until 2014 that the company finally embraced relatively large panels. This year, however, the company has gone all-in on the strategy with the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR, and the huge 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. And according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, these exact sizes will be maintained next year.

Considering the popularity of Apple’s large iPhone XS Max, the expected demand for the cheaper iPhone XR, and the fact that 2018 is the first time the latter two sizes have been available to consumers, it’s certainly no surprise to see the company stick with the same display sizes for its next-generation lineup. But, at this point in time, it remains unclear what kind of design changes Apple will introduce. The most obvious one would, however, be a reduction in size for the controversial notch.

Due to the fact that the 2019 iPhone lineup is still around 11 months away, there are relatively few known details about the devices right now. However, it was confirmed earlier today that they will maintain the same level of water and dust resistance seen on Apple’s current lineup. Moreover, they are expected to come equipped with Apple’s A13 chip. In addition to this, previous reports have pointed towards a big upgrade to the Face ID sensor system while, over on the rear, the Max model could potentially gain access to a new triple-lens layout.


source: Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors

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27 Comments

1. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

#ifitaintbroke They're good looking phones.

6. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Tell me that in 4 years time. lol

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Well yea, in four years I expect phones to be on some Wakanda or Tony Stark isht but for right now they're good looking & up to date.

2. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I guess I'll stick to rotating between the same phones.

3. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Till 2021 like they did with 6 6s 7 8 lol

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

A13 = a 10%-20% or more improved A12X...This is why I awaiting the results of the A12X.

5. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

The 2019 iPhones are going to be even more difficult for Apple to name. iPhone XSs? iPhone XSs Max? iPhone XRs?

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPhone 11, 11 Max, and 11R.... How difficult was that to predict??

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

r/woooosh

22. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

It would have made more sense for them to use that nomenclature in 2018.

25. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No, because this year was a small internal upgrade only. Therefore 'S' suffix was mire suitable, like with iPhones till the 6S. Next year would a big internal and external upgrade so new number would make more sense.

26. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

"Apple to maintain iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR display sizes on 2019 devices" What part of that headline screams out "big external upgrade"?

27. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Displays aren't the only external feature that can be changed. Genius! Remember the iPhone 3GS vs 4? Display size remained the same, yet design was drastically different. I think you are 9 years old upto this point.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Double

9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wont they be the iPhone 11 or XI? Then 11A or XIS?

23. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

XI, XI Max and XB

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31619; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very beautiful phones, and I don’t expect a big change to the lineup next year. iOS 13 is what I’m curious about, since it’s gonna be a huge update/redesign. Hope Apple finally adds true multitasking, picture in picture, Pencil support, themes, screen off memo, and free placed widgets.

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

You want two phones that do the same thing? The Note already does ot and with style and precision. Apple isnt gonna do most of that.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31619; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note runs android though, the iPhone, iOS, so they will always be different. I don’t always carry, or want to carry my Note. I have more vested in iOS than Android, so why would I not wanna carry my iPhone as well? I just want it to do more power user things. I love my Max just as much as my Note. I’m team tech, not team iOS or android.

18. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I know what you're trying to say. But its not different. Example, if you buy a generic keyboard, it types the same whether you use it with Windows or OSX. The only things that change is how you end up with the same result. Samsung gave the ability to adjust Bokeh effects after the pic is taken. Now Apple does the same and they simple call it adjusting the aperture. What I like about Android is it's not iOS. And i like iOS for things Andeoid is not. But if you make them the same, then it's pointless to have both. There are things they do better than each other, but all the best things are on Android for me. I dont want iOS to be that. Because iOS cant handle it the same. You see how many steps it take to do simple stuff on IOS vs Android? What you are asking for will make iOS more complicated because Apple designed the UI to be so kiddish and simplistic. I mean you cant even change the cameras settings in the camera app. Imagine what it would be like adding to much clutter. Android handles it well because it was designed with that purpose.

15. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Note has a very good specs but the fact that it runs android, its sucks. Go tell Samsung to provide a better OS.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31619; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah F’n right. The Note 9 is the best phone out.

19. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The best thing about the Note is it doesnt run iOS. Because then it would an overpriced Asian made product. If you like the iPhone or iOS then like it first what it is. You sont have to hate on other peoples choices. That's what's wrong with fanboys. The only flaws they see arent their own. You wanna pay $1000 or limitations then enjoy. $1000 for me means more and that's what I want. You made a choice, enjoy it. Let us enjoy ours.

13. gamehead unregistered

bet the resolution will be the same too smh

20. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yes because they have such dismal with the resolution they have now. Imagine it with 1440p? Fans dont care. They only care about how fast it opens apps. Nothing else matters. Oh and sells. Because they got nothing else. Everything else that matters we have already.

21. Vokilam

Posts: 1380; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

what the hell is wrong with you. its absolutely ok and even a better thing to prefer faster processing power over resolution that's not noticeable. Stop acting like a dick.

24. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

At least put on the 2019 LCD model 1080p resolution please...

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