The iPhone XI's huge camera bump just appeared in another leak

The iPhone XI's huge camera bump just appeared in another leak
iPhone XI & XI Max CAD-based renders

As crazy as it sounds, the design of Apple’s iPhone XI and XI Max first leaked way back in January. At the time, the leak was far from confirmed – and pretty shocking considering the iPhone XS line wasn’t even four months old – but as time has gone on numerous reports have corroborated it.

Most recently, a set of renders courtesy of tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer lent further credence to the whole design. And today, lending more weight to the rumors, a new set of iPhone XI and XI Max cases has surfaced.

The huge camera bump is looking increasingly likely


Coinciding perfectly with previous leaks, the silicone cases visible below include huge cut-outs for the large camera modules that are expected to grace the rear of Apple’s next-gen premium iPhones. According to rumors, these devices will include a total of three rear cameras, all of which are expected to bring 12-megapixel resolutions to the table. However, they won’t share the same functionalities. 

The one situated in the top-left corner should be the primary camera, while the one positioned directly below will likely boast a 2x telephoto zoom lens. The third sensor, on the other hand, will apparently adopt a super-wide-angle lens. Also present as part of the setup should be a quad-LED flash and a microphone, which sit above and below the third camera respectively. 


Looking at the remaining areas of the phones, the cases point towards the presence of an elongated power button along the right side of the flagships and separate power keys over on the left. Additionally, the dummy unit used for the cases suggests the mute switch will indeed receive a slight redesign. 

Towards the bottom of the cases, a cut-out for Apple’s proprietary Lightning port is present alongside slits for the microphone and bottom-firing speaker holes. Once again, there should be more holes on the right side of the Lightning connector than on the left. Today's leak doesn't reveal much about the front of the iPhone XI series, but it does corroborate the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch panels that are expected.

Bigger batteries, a new processor, and iOS 13


Aside from the physical changes listed above, Apple’s next flagships are also expected to introduce some rather big upgrades on the inside. Like every other year, the smartphones are set to arrive powered by a newer chip which, in this case, should be called the Apple A13. It’s unclear at the moment if the RAM count will be increased, but rumor has it Apple will upgrade the batteries drastically.

Specifically, the iPhone XI Max may include a battery of up to 3,650mAh, while the regular iPhone XI could ship with a 3,322mAh cell. For reference, the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS include 3,174mAh and 2,658mAh batteries respectively. While on the topic of batteries, it’s also worth pointing out that the iPhone XI series may support reverse wireless charging, just like Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup. This should give AirPods and Apple Watch owners the option of charging them with their phones. 


Many other changes are to be expected as part of iOS 13 too. According to a recent leak, the software will introduce a dedicated Dark Mode along with new animations, bug fixes, and speed improvements which will benefit all compatible iPhones, regardless of their age. Many apps and features are also reported to be receiving updates as part of the upcoming release. These should include the Mail, Safari, and Maps apps as well as Health and Home. Also set to receive updates are the keyboard and iMessage.

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23 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Iphone x - I have a huge notch Iphone xi's -add a hump on the back Iphone used to have the 'it' design back in 5s, now even the Chinese didn't want to copy iphone design anymore

3. gavilan355

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Nah, the chinese company gonna copy this style too

21. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Lol Apple actually copied it from Chinese company (mate series)

22. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Are you guys feeling OK? This square set-up is from Mate series so this is Apple copying Chinese companies. So it's already happened.

5. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I think it’s a design choice to differentiate it from other phones/iphones. This is the only way you’ll notice this is latest iPhone.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 657; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I think this design was chosen because of the way the cameras work. My guess is the triangular setup produces the best results for whatever features they have planned. If they simply wanted to differentiate these models from older iPhones, they could have chosen the cyclops design they prototyped. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-XI-prototype-design-renders-leak_id112799

8. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Maybe because that flash-around-camera didn’t produce as good pictures. It could be because of both reasons: differentiate/better pictures.

2. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Haters will say its a bad design. But its the greatest ever smartphone camera ever made . So beautiful. ... 10/10

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

'Greatest ever made' even though no one outside of apple insiders or the manufacturer has touched this yet? Wow...now that's blind loyalty!! ;)

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO if anyone other then Apple had done this you iPhone fans would be all over it talking crap. It is ugly

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Is Samsung did this design you'd be sucking their doing even harder than you do now

16. oldskool50 unregistered

What does Samsung have to do with Apple making an ugly phone? Samsung has made plenty of ugly phones. But once you get it right, you dont have to anymore.

20. Whitedot

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Things like that can only say brain directly plugged into apple servers.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think people can forgive a poor design if there is a function behind the ugliness. If this phone doesn’t take the absolute best camera shots out of the entire competition, then I think people will think poorly of it.

7. TBomb

Posts: 1662; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The actual hump looks like .5mm (the thickness of the lead in a mechanical pencil), why not sure make the whole phone that much and put that much bigger of a battery in there. The iphone 6 has a battery size of 3.75 x 1.5 x 0.13 inches (95.25 x 38 x 3.3 mm) or roughly 11944.35 mm^3. Increasing the thickness by 0.5mm will make the volume 13754.1 mm^3. That's 1809.75 mm^3 of aditional volume. The iphone 6 battery is 1810mAh. That leads to 0.15mAh per cubic mm. Incresaing the battery by .7mm will yield an extra 271 mAh of battery or roughly 15%. That's pretty sizable... and it eliminates the hump. Of course I'm not a scientist so i don't know if it works this way or not... but it would seem to make sense

18. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I wouldnt even care if they use the extra space - make the hump go away

11. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

The usual fandroids: apple is ugly, boring, outdated specs and overpriced. But once apple releases an iphone: they rolled eyes as many people getting it and their phones seems inferior and can’t accept fact that apple is successful as it is.

13. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Agreed. They gasped at the notch then Google and Huawei did the notch and suddenly it is “ok”

14. Alcyone

Posts: 571; Member since: May 10, 2018

Lol. That's funny. Notch may not be around much longer. If oneplus can pull off sells of the 7pro, then notch days may be ending. I'd sacrifice ipx for no notch, and I'm sure many would agree.

17. oldskool50 unregistered

That is a lie. Those who dont like the notch, dont like a y of them regardless of brand. I am one of them. Notches and punchouts were needle compromises to the screen. Samsung has an a screen phone They should have used that on the S10 and Note 10. I would rather have a bezel.

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

No, it's more like: "essential did it first".

23. shiv179

Posts: 192; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

FUGLY!

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