Massive iPhone 11 leak details cameras, 'rainbow' logo, much more

Massive iPhone 11 leak details cameras, 'rainbow' logo, much more
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UPDATE: Max Weinbach has clarified that the entire rear of Apple's iPhone 11 won't feature a special 'rainbow' coating. Instead, this will be limited to the company's logo. The original story has been updated to reflect this.

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As the official introduction draws closer, iPhone 11 leaks are gradually becoming more frequent. The latest one, which partially contradicts a bunch of sketchy rumors that surfaced earlier today, seems pretty credible and arrives courtesy of Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro.

Twice the storage and an improved Liquid Retina display


The iPhone 11 series, like all previous devices, is expected to debut with Apple’s next-gen processor on the inside. The chip’s expected to be called the A13 Bionic and will presumably be paired with 4GB of RAM on the premium models. In regards to internal storage, today’s info suggests a base configuration of 128GB is planned although separate versions with 256GB and 512GB are reportedly being prepared too.

People hoping for a 1TB iPhone this year are seemingly out of luck, but the report does suggest such a model will arrive with the 2020 iPhone lineup. On a separate note, you’re unfortunately out of luck if interested in this year’s 6.1-inch iPhone 11R/iPhone (2019) as there’s still no information about storage. Some details were provided, however.

Despite Apple’s plans to ditch its Liquid Retina (LCD) display next year, the company still appears committed a high-quality one this year. Specifics weren’t provided but a number of “improvements” are apparently provided. Don’t expect a bump in resolution, though.

On one final note about the iPhone 11R, it’s claimed Apple has been prototyping models without the mute switch. There’s no guarantee this version will reach production but previous CAD-based renderings of the phone did show a redesigned slider, so some changes to the feature are at least planned.

Faster Face ID, improved camera system, and a 'rainbow' finish


Circling back to the display, all three models are expected to retain the notch which has graced Apple’s flagship devices since 2017. No exterior changes have been reported but the Cupertino-based giant is reportedly planning “internal changes” to its Face ID that’ll make it as fast as its second-generation Touch ID tech. Previous reports have also mentioned the possibility of the system working at shorter distances and wider angles.

Moving over to the rear, the presence of a square-shaped camera module is once again mentioned. On the premium models this will house a total of three sensors including one that’s paired with a super-wide-angle lens. This will reportedly offer a 120º field of view and support 4K video recording at 30fps. The source also said the new camera would “be better than” similar offerings from competitors.

Other improvements to the camera experience should include better stereo recordings for videos that are made possible by upgraded microphones, an improved portrait mode which uses data from all three cameras, and “Siri intelligence” within the camera app itself that should enable improved scene detection for better color reproduction.

Completing the iPhone’s setup will apparently be a new glass panel on the rear which boasts a “matte” finish. This will apparently be paired with a special “rainbow” effect on certain models that’ll highlight the Apple logo. It won’t be like Apple’s old logo, though. Instead, it’ll be “more like the shimmer on the Galaxy Note 10 series but a lot more subtle.”

The range of colors Apple intends to release weren’t mentioned but previous rumors mentioned a dark green option in addition to Space Gray and Silver. A Gold variant is to be expected too, although this will apparently be slightly “different” to the current iPhone XS color. At the moment it’s unclear if this means it’ll be more intense or perhaps more subtle like the iPhone 8’s finish.

Regardless of the option chosen, all models will apparently arrive pre-installed with a bunch of wallpapers that have been described as a “treat.” These will presumably be designed to work with both Light Mode and Dark Mode.

Related phones

iPhone 11 Max
  • Display 6.5"
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13
iPhone XR 2
  • Display 6.1"
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13

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80 Comments

1. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

4gb on the premium models.. ouch!

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Just to clarify – That number wasn't mentioned in the report. It's simply an assumption made by me as I don't expect Apple to increase its RAM count.

5. User123456789

Posts: 830; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Joshua, there is a gossip of a new xperia compact as small as iphone SE. Person left a comment on an italian website saying it is small like Xperia P, but with 5".

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If you have one, could you give me the source link?

71. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

What is this "massive" leak?!? New color? Everything else is more than expected: new CPU, more storage, better camera, better Face ID.. The title of the article is like a cheap site for advertising. Stupid.

14. dvlprr

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2019

iPhone does not need 12 GB for great performance. Only android needs it.

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

iPhone's aren't capable of doing much more than one thing at a time, so yes...you are correct.

18. mackan84

Posts: 376; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Well my wife’s iPad 6th gen with the same SoC as iPhone 7 and 2 gb ram easily has 3-4 apps multitasking. But yes iOS 12-13 on a iPhone doesn’t.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why even bring up iPad, because Apple treats that OS differently to iOS on iPhones, to the point that they have a new iPad OS now. So to sum it up, iPhones don't run multiple apps simultaneously, period!

36. mackan84

Posts: 376; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Nah, mainly to prove that a 3-year old smartphone chipset together with 2 gigs of ram works fine to multitask 3 apps on-screen. Now if enough people find that appealing on a 6-inch screen maybe Apple will bring that to iOS. Someone with a iPhone 7 might find that comforting...

54. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I can care less about split scream. It would be cool in a blue moon to compare stuff side by side. But at the same time that’s one feature I can care less. iOS 13 needs more memory while testing but all and all I am fine with what they provide. Third party apps suffer though.

57. Georgio

Posts: 222; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

sgodsell You don't know anything ;iphones are able to multiple apps simultaneously. You can get apps so u can do split screen. So there is no need for that stupid multitasking . haha

66. c.m.s

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Yes, ofcourse they do. What they don’t support is split screen. Which in my opinion is completely useless on a small screen.

34. Georgio

Posts: 222; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

lyndon Oh yeah u are doing so much more with your android ; like switching between your facebook and instagram hahaha Oh man u are hilarious !!

48. technut

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Lmfao, iPhones are so damn gimped

19. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It's calling multitasking. Real multitasking.

23. geordie8t1

Posts: 287; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

you're intelligence shows you clearly know nothing, iPhones dont need it and neiher do androids, the difference is that android has stiff competition from thousands of vendors and has to put all the latest and greatest to compete, apple has no other competitors within its ecosystem, they will make the iphone and it will sell even if it is made of cheese

37. Vancetastic

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 17, 2017

"your". When attempting to insult someone else's intelligence, it helps to display that you possess some of your own.

60. pimpin83z

Posts: 494; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

This.

25. wickedwilly

Posts: 667; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Android phones do not need 12GB of RAM either they run well on much less. However, extra RAM is always beneficial. Many Android OEMS do not skimp on it, giving a better experience and Apple is tight on it because it likes to make as much profit as it can.

53. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Well, you do need the extra RAM if you're a device that kinda represents the future of multi-tasking...by doubling as a PC when mirrored or docked for educational and enterprise use. Can we now put this "iPhones can multi-task" conversation to rest? lol

26. Krazyass69

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 09, 2019

No wonder it cant do multitasking

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Coming second in so many speed tests is Great performance? Gotta hand it to Apple, this Trump affect they have where they control the narrative is really something special. In the flip side, they'll boast you can configure a Mac with 1.5 TB of ram.

28. OneLove123

Posts: 971; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

No, they do need it since it cant keep some apps open. That's why it's losing to android in the speed test.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For the same reason a Pong console needs less ram than a modern 4k gaming rig.

29. Mike88

Posts: 329; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

A “rainbow” iPhone? Stop it Tim. Well overall the next iPhones are getting me excited already. RAM is no issue for iPhones,I hope they put a processor as powerful as the A12X and also hope PA fix the safari on iPhone XS issue ASAP. A reminder.

68. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

First of all RAM is an issue as iPhones aren't holding enough apps on memory. Secondly all those that are saying excess RAM is unnecessary can apply the same argument to the A series chips. iPhones are only using a fraction of its capabilities as well so why not have excess RAM as well to better support performance.

75. Matte_Black13

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

Who expects to hold a bunch of apps on memory and why? A billion apps in the background is unnecessary/lazy and eats RAM and battery. It’s a phone. It isn’t doing heavy editing or rendering.

61. thxultra

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

What is amazing though is how well Apple Phone perform while only having 4gig of ram. Many apps on last years iphone still load faster then on this years note 10+. I say this as a person that just bought a note 10+ too. Have to give Apple credit they have great processors and the os is efficient.

67. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Please post your speed test with your note 10+

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