Sketchy iPhone 11 rumors point towards some huge disappointments

Sketchy iPhone 11 rumors point towards some huge disappointments
With less than one month to go until Apple officially introduces the iPhone 11 series, a bunch of rumors about the next-gen devices have emerged online courtesy of somebody who "used to be a member of Foxconn but quit recently." Do, however, take everything below with much more than the usual pinch of salt.

Massive battery, slow charger, and no storage upgrades


Today’s leak doesn’t reveal anything about Apple’s new naming scheme but it does specifically mention the ‘Max’ version of the iPhone 11. The latter will allegedly include a 3969mAh battery which is pretty impressive for an iPhone and also significantly higher than the 3174mAh capacity supported by 2018's iPhone XS Max.

The higher capacity should arrive paired with support for reverse wireless charging if previous reports are to be believed. The expectation was that Apple would also throw in a more powerful 18W fast charger but this latest piece of info suggests the Cupertino giant will actually be sticking with its ridiculous 5W charger.

While on the topic of change, or in this case the lack thereof, previous rumors pointed towards a minimum of 128GB of internal storage alongside the usual 256GB and 512GB options. However, it’s now being reported that Apple’s existing 64GB option will be retained for another year. This is pretty disappointing if true because 128GB of storage is slowly becoming the standard in the mid-range segment. Flagships such as the Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, now offer a minimum of 256GB.

A new color and an upgraded rear camera system


Moving over to the external side of things, today’s rumors corroborate the presence of a Lightning port on all iPhone 11 models and zero changes to the front panel. Previous reports have indicated plans to upgrade the Face ID system but this latest leak suggests otherwise. Also mentioned is the lack of an in-display Touch ID solution, although this was never expected anyway.

The company’s controversial triple-camera layout on the so-called ‘iPhone Pro’ models is mentioned and apparently improves upon Apple’s previous camera systems “aggressively.” There will be an updated 12-megapixel primary sensor and the whole setup “works in coordination in an RGB mode,” although the nature of this feature hasn’t yet been revealed. As previously reported, the square module will protrude slightly but the individual cameras will be even thicker. The independent sensors will feature a “special coating” that promises “better visual integrity.” 

Completing the iPhone 11’s physical setup will apparently be a rear glass panel that now boasts a “matte texture” but not Apple's usual ‘iPhone’ branding towards the bottom. The premium models are expected to be available in a total of four colors including Space Gray, Gold, Silver, and a new dark green option which is the “most beautiful color this year” and similar to the Sony Xperia Z5’s Green finish.

A new 10.2-inch iPad but no upgrades to the iPhone SE line


Aside from everything mentioned above, the so-called Foxconn worker also mentioned a few other details. These include the lack of 3D Touch which has reportedly made this year’s iPhones slightly thinner and a potentially upgraded Taptic Engine system.

On totally unrelated notes, Apple reportedly has no plans to introduce any updates to its iPhone SE line but the existence of a new 10.2-inch iPad that’ll replace the 2018 iPad 9.7-inch is corroborated again.

As for Apple’s next-gen iPad Pro models, no specifics were mentioned other than the fact that they will be announced at a “later” date rather than at next month’s hardware event.

Related phones

iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3969 mAh
iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3110 mAh

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44 Comments

1. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

”The company’s controversial triple-camera layout on the so-called ‘iPhone Pro’ models is mentioned and apparently improves upon Apple’s previous camera systems “aggressively.” Sounds great!

13. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well, it was sorely needed.

15. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

IPhone camera is among the worse flagship cameras....Even 2 year old Huawei P20 pro is better then Apple's latest iToy.

16. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Then you don’t understand much about photography. Every year Apple have among best camera. Even Android users are voting them winner in blidtests.

33. oldskool50 unregistered

Having "one" of teh best cameras, is not equal to having the best camera. They are barely hanging in the top 5. Google, Samsung, Huawei and then maybe Apple. But yiu consider Apple makes one phone like Google. But Samsung has several phones that take better pictures and videos vs the iPhone and Huawei does too. Apple isn't even talked about in the camera department anymore because they suck.

43. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Apple isn't even talked about in the camera department anymore because they suck." Then why even android users are voting iPhone to win every camera blind tests in this site? You are really sad person with your endless pointless trolling.

19. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

By the way P20 pro isn’t two years old, or are you living in different year ;) But hey atleast you tried! When XS max came, it was second best camera after P20 pro which came half year earlier. And when these upcoming iPhones comes they will take between 1-3 spot very likely.

23. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1440; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The Pixel 4 will likely take the #1 spot. The Mate 30 second and it remains to be seen if Apple can claim third. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't make it in the top 5.

44. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Based on what happening earlier years i think they will get the first spot next month and then maybe mate and pixel might go ahead, time will tell.

29. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

It’s much better than your oppo realme,, believe that.

2. User123456789

Posts: 1020; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I do not see problem with 64GB. Many people dont use all this anyway. All flagships should give many option, but not with 128 as base.

3. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I agree with this, many who has lot of space it just means they fill it with all kind of crap which they might need one day and in reality they never need. I have done that also for many years. Nowdays i prefer the smallest storage option and i still have free space because i delete everything what i don’t need. This makes my device clean and easy to keep like that.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Midan it sounds like your making up excuses for Apple's misgivings. Storage doesn't cost that much, but it's a cash cow for Apple to get customers to upscale to larger storage iPhones. What's the excuse for a 5w charger still? Oh, wait that's another cash cow.

27. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

He is one of the worst isheep out there , along with apple-fools and MC-cat They do self police for apple when they pay thousands of dollars for their iToys yet they fabricate stupid reasons why apple should not give them more storge or fast charger . You cant find more stupidity than this . Its like finding reasons for BMW not to give you seat heaters , they just love less for more money . Hopeless cases of insanity .

37. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yes I want less and pay more. Where's the slower iPhone, no one needs the extra speed either. *rolls eyes *

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I don't consider myself somebody who uses crazy amounts of storage but I have a 64GB device and just 3.1GB left to use after 8.5 months of use. Around 32GB of that is photos – a large amount of which I could delete – but it'd be nice to have 128GB. And at the prices Apple charges, I really don't think that's much to ask for.

9. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Apples philosophy has always been low storage at the base price. Steve Jobs said back whenever that everyone is giving away storage for to cheap. He saw the potential for profit in that key-area. I’m surprised we even have 64gb these days, then again I pay for iCloud and can’t even fill up half my phone. So basically Apple won me over.

28. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

What’s actually disappointing is this website which doesn’t work well on safari browser. I’ve an iPhone XS and this is the only website which has issues especially recently. Optimize your website code before mocking next gen advanced phones.

32. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Hmm... seems to work well for me on Safari. I'll bring it up to the team, though. There could be a couple of bugs that only affect certain people.

39. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Hope you guys fix it soon as it’s preventing users from using PhoneArena uninterruptedly.

34. oldskool50 unregistered

Does matter if you need to use it? NO! What matter is, is another OEm is selling more for the same price, that means Apple can too. It has nothign to do with your personal usage. It's about the retail price, what the average oems are giving you for the price, and how much less APple is givng on the same deal. Remeber this fact Josh, first party parts cost more for the original OEM to use vs buying it as a 3rd party.

36. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yes that is a factor but a lot of people buy iPhones because of iOS and apples ecosystem. And apples has a reputation of supporting their devices for a long time. There is a lot of sh*tty things Apple does in regards to repairing etc. But you pay that premium-price for a device that will keep going for years and at release is one of the best allround smartphones. And does any single oem sell more premium/flagship/+$650 dollar smartphones then Apple?

18. rabramson2443 unregistered

While I agree with you that 64 gb is enough storage for most people, I take issue with the fact that the phones are getting more expensive with fewer features. Apple's greed is a slap in the face to consumers.

26. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

That’s because less people upgrade then 2-3 years ago. It’s a harsh circle, we’ve reached pretty much the peak of features we need and the OEMs wants the same profits. They can just improve on existing features, mainly SoC and camera.

21. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

If you use your phone for taking photos and vids, it gets filled up real quick.

31. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Not really, i have almost 5000 photos. Photos won’t take much space especially with iOS new format which makes photos two times smaller in size. Videos are different thing, i don’t do videos much.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

With no expandable option on IPhone's and minimal iCloud storage offered with a option to make money on additional storage options 128gb should absoultky be the base storage option with the price point of the phone. The cameras are becoming more powerful and taking up more storage space with raw data and 4k recoding options... Apple is forcing its customers to buy the higher storage option or pay extra for more iCloud storage when they can easily add memory at little cost to them...

12. jacrispybits

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2019

nahh i believe what everythingapplepro said in his most recent video than this sketchy rumor

14. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

A 4000mAh battery actually addresses the biggest iPhone weakness. Add an always-on display to reduce phone addiction and the iPhone could become a decent alternative to productivity users.

20. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I'll pass this one, just like I have every model since the 3gs

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