The iPhone 11's release date may have been accidentally revealed
Apple may release the iPhone 11 series on September 20
During an investor conference earlier this week, Ken Miyauchi was asked about Softbank’s plans for the iPhone 11 launch in light of the recently announced Telecommunications Business Law which goes into effect on October 1. The latter will force local carriers to offer separate voice and data packages. As things stand, most companies bundle data and voice packs with flagship smartphones, therefore making it both difficult to find SIM-only plans and easier to overcharge customers.
In response to the question, Miyauchi revealed that he had yet to decide what Softbank will do during the 10-day timeframe, although he quickly backtracked saying he shouldn’t have said anything. Nevertheless, this small bit of information is enough to determine the entire iPhone 11 timeline.
Considering the fact there are only 30 days in September, a quick bit of math leads us to an iPhone 11 series launch on Friday, September 20. This date lines up perfectly with Apple’s usual timeline – last year’s iPhone XS hit shelves on Friday, September 21 – and also suggests pre-orders will kick off exactly one week earlier on Friday, September 13.
What can be expected from the iPhone 11 trio?
The iPhone 11 series, for those of you that aren’t yet aware, is expected to introduce a variety of camera upgrades. On the rear, all three smartphones will benefit from large, square-shaped camera modules that now include extra cameras.
The new models will reportedly feature an update 12-megapixel primary sensor as standard in addition to a secondary 12-megapixel snapper which boasts a 2x telephoto zoom lens. As a bonus for users of the iPhone 11 and 11 Max, an all-new ultra-wide-angle camera that also boasts a 12-megapixel resolution is to be expected. The latter should support a new feature called ‘Smart Frame’ which captures the area outside of a photo or video frame. This gives users the ability to adjust the framing or cropping after the shot has been taken. Also, in a bid to respect user privacy, the additional information is reportedly retained for just a short amount of time before eventually being deleted automatically.