2019 iPhone XI Max renders show 'final' design, iPhone XI comparison

Yesterday, after months of rumors and reports, the “final” design of Apple’s 2019 iPhone XI leaked out in a 360-degree render video. Today, just 24 hours later, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer is back with a new set of renders courtesy of CashKaro that showcase the larger iPhone XI Max alongside the regular iPhone XI.

Not one, not two, but three rear cameras

Since the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus way back in September of 2016, Apple’s most expensive iPhone models have all carried two rear cameras. But as indicated by today’s renders, later this year the Silicon Valley-based brand will finally adopt a triple-camera setup on its smartphones.

Like rival flagships, the iPhone XI Max is expected to introduce a new super-wide-angle rear camera that sits within a square-shaped camera bump. Specific details remain scarce at the moment, but recent reports suggest it’ll boast a 12-megapixel resolution.

Accompanying this extra camera should once again be a primary sensor and a telephoto alternative, both of which are expected to retain their existing 12-megapixel resolutions. In regards to the optical zoom capabilities, no improvements have been reported as of yet suggesting that Apple will stick to the existing 2x zoom lens.

On a related design note, the iPhone XI Max boasts a single slab of glass on the rear with no extras. The current-gen model features a separate metal ring around the camera module, but on the upcoming iPhone the rear glass will curve upwards around the cameras. This same design should be present on the iPhone XI.

Depending on which color you buy, the glass used within the camera module will change. The black model, for example, will benefit from black glass, while the silver and gold versions will use silver and gold glass respectively. Nevertheless, each camera will still sit within a small area of black glass – in the hope of creating a uniform look Apple is apparently preparing a special black coating that'll make the sensors blend in more.

Unchanged front design, improved selfie camera

Following in the footsteps of last year’s iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XI Max is set to launch later this year with a large 6.5-inch OLED display on board. According to the information provided, both the notch and bezels may benefit from a slight reduction in size. However, these initial renders suggest the change will go largely unnoticed.

Joining the iPhone XI Max’s front-panel design should be a couple of pretty major upgrades. Rumor has it the company is preparing a slightly more advanced version of Face ID that’ll improve accuracy and allow users to unlock their iPhones while holding them close up. Moreover, a recent report suggested Apple had plans for an upgraded selfie camera.

For around four years now Apple’s smartphones have consistently carried 7-megapixel front-facing cameras. With each iteration, the Cupertino giant has introduced some small improvements, but this year the company looks set to go all-out with an upgraded 12-megapixel sensor. 

The iPhone XI Max could benefit from a larger battery

Like the regular iPhone XI that leaked yesterday, the iPhone XI Max will retain the separate volume keys and the elongate power button that can also be used to activate Siri. This time around, though, the iconic mute button will benefit from a slight redesign that’ll replace the horizontal switch with a circular piece that slides vertically down the frame.

Elsewhere, consumers can expect to find Apple’s upcoming A13 processor along with iOS 13 straight out of the box. Rumor has it that the flagship will also support reverse wireless charging, just like the Galaxy S10, allowing users to charge their AirPods and Apple Watches by simply placing them on top of the phone. Apparently, the feature will be backed up by an 18W fast charger inside the box and a larger battery of between 3,491mAh and 3,650mAh.

Expect the iPhone XI Max to go official in early September alongside the regular iPhone XI and the cheaper iPhone XR replacement. A release should take place during the third week of the month.

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1. shield

Posts: 842; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

This year ugly design smartphone win iCrap!! Congratulation.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Aren't you an LG fanboy? Isn't the LG G8 just an iPhone X knockoff?

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1091; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

More like sharp.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You think LG is copying Sharp?

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1091; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Nope, everyone is copying their notch.

27. Poptart2828

Posts: 399; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Not a knockoff. A better phone, yes.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol, it is definitely more of a knockoff.

29. Vogue1985

Posts: 463; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Lmfao,last i check LG had the Notch long before the Iphone. check your facts. And yes the back rear camera is UGLY, the X is very nice, but the XI has the Huawei style camera layout, minus 1 camera. And at 2020, the Apple Logo should be Finger Scanner Id/center button like the Iphone 8 (still a great phone even the 7). Or maybe hat will come back in 2025, the face id is not the most effective

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Design is ugly, but iphone is not a crap. IPhone is well known for integrating software and hardware very well. Beside, there is a huge market for their products. However, from above pictures I wonder if they have taken the idea of square camera hump from Huawei Mate 20 series? So now apple will copy Huawei for ideas? How quickly time changes, few years back Huawei used to copy Apple. There are still many reminiscent of old days in EMUI. Be careful apple before copying anything from Huawei. US government will put blames of spying on anything usher Huawei. Oh, I forgot that US government is doing all that to keep serious competitor out of US market to protect its on company's market share. wink wink Apple.

22. TBomb

Posts: 1502; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

No body would would switch from iPhone to Huawei. If someone was going to leave iOS, they would have done so already. Huawei doesn't offer anything that you can't get from a different OEM, PIxels have a great camera. Galaxy has small bezels. What is Huawei's USP in America? Price would be the only possible reason to buy Huawei and LG or One+ will cover that battle ground. Huawei is big because it offers subsidies to the largest population on Earth. There is little to no risk for letting Huawei into the US (competition-wise). We need to change that message because it doesn't make sense.

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It does make a lot of sense and Huawei has a lot to damage Apple's phone business share. There is a little to medium level of risk business wise. Which is enough to start demonizing Huawei.

2. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

My Trypophobia is in full effect after watching this. No thanks.

21. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1117; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Totally. Looks like a pirate eye patch. Just when you thought Apple couldn't design anything uglier than their current phones. Apple has all the money and resources in the world and still they bring mediocre designs and above average everything else except SOC.

23. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Seriously. A 1 Trillion dollar company and this is the design and "innovation". I haven't bought an iPhone since i6. With all the money in the bank take some damn risks for FFS.

3. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Apple is finished!

4. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Apple is not finished as it is proven by other super ugly products that became successful; iPhone 6, 6s, Apple Watch, Airpods. They all look horrid in comparison to the competition and they sold/sell like hot cakes.

14. Loveneesh

Posts: 438; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Well, yes they sell well, but may in black because that silver or white just look super ugly.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I must laugh with the codswallop I read in the internet:https://bgr.com/2019/04/26/iphone-11-leaks-2019-photos-show-iphone-xi-design/ Does this guy that signs this article really believe what he writes?

24. TBomb

Posts: 1502; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

That author is super blind. His articles are like a Fox vs CNN level of bias. His articles keep showing up in my Google Feed and it's horrible

26. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I think this BGR is an Apple fun-page thinly disguised as a general tech site. But even his argumentation in this article and the pompousness of the claim that Apple is always a step ahead from Android competition in hardware are hilarious.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...also, as if it wasn't enough that this is by far the most ridiculous camera module ever designed, is there really a reason why the Apple logo has to be so uncomfortably near to it? Like they couldn't move it a few millimeters down? It's like Apple is testing the extend to which they can serve cr...p and still sell.

8. el33t626

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Looks like a Domino glued to the back of it. I really wanted to have a nicer upgrade from my 8 plus. May just end up holding off on this one too.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm not really sold on all the camera jargon. Nor am I all that enthusiastic about the looks in general. However, looking forward to bigger batteries in the 5.8 inch model. I've found my Max too big for my liking.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31066; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love that wallpaper. I don't like the look of the back of these renders (which I think are the final device's look), but if that camera is bad ass, who cares how it looks? I'm skipping this years iPhone for 2 reasons, 1. No 5G 2. Intel modem. The 2020 iPhone is what I'll be buying. It'll be back to Qualcomm, and that modem will be 5G. If the Note 10 isn't 5G, I'm skipping it too...no more 4G phones, when by next year they'll be well on the way to obsolescence.

16. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

You mean that a camera module cannot be badass AND look good? Boy, you're easy to please... You know what is happening here, right? Apple is so confident that will go hideous as long as it looks different from competition. This is the definition of bad design AND arrogance in one. I'm pretty confident that there is no technical reason behind this camera module design, just plain arrogance. They could have resolved it the Mate 20 way, or the P30 Pro way, but... nope!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31066; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, I meant exactly what I said. I don't give a rat's ass what it looks like, as long as it delivers. I've never been a fan of the iPhone camera on the side, but I've bought plenty of iPhones.

18. geordie8t1

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

this has got to be the most hideous back panel of a phone EVER, it really doesnt fit with their minimal ethos, i guess its a good job that people will just dump it in a case. a terrible notch at the front, and a hideous camera module around the back, urgh!!! im sure it will be lapped up regardless anyway

20. RajRicardo

Posts: 496; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Apple doesn't have to copy designs from Huawei. Huawei is the company that steals IP and reverse engineers them. Like the way they did for the foldable phone. The firm that was caught stealing foldable screen tech from Samsung is a contractor for Huawei. Unfortunately Korea can't do anything about it other than prosecute people from Samsung involved in the scandal.

30. Vogue1985

Posts: 463; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

They dont have to but if that ugly camera layout end up on there phone, then they did, because we all know the circle square is from the Huawei Mate 20, but Huawei stole the camera layout from the Iphone 6,7,8 and X. The only differene being Huawei copied it and went all out, 4 camera's, it doesnt look like a copy anymoe even though we all know they and many others been copying for years. X is a good phone,but that camera layout is the Cheapest and Ugliest ive ever seen on any device, Plus it has a HumP YUCKKKKK

25. JustinPrime

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

There are better designed concepts than this. Huge Fail.

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