Case render suggests that Apple will offer a new accessory for the 2019 iPhones

Case render suggests that Apple will offer a new accessory for the 2019 iPhones
Yuck! That's the sound that the late Steve Jobs might have made had he been around to see the new case renders made by Olixar for the Apple iPhone 11 Pro. That's because the renders feature a sleeve for the Apple Pencil. However, the size of the slot is too small to fit the Pencil that works on the iPad and iPad Pro. So if Olixar is right, and the cases posted on Mobile Fun's site are based on inside information, it appears that Apple will introduce mini-Pencil support for at least one of its new 2019 phones. Color options for the case are Gray, Brown, and Black.

Last month, the research arm of Citibank's Private Banking unit said that it expects the 2019 iPhone models to support the Apple Pencil. The accessory was originally launched in 2015 and a second-generation model was released last year for the new iPad Pro tablets. If Apple does add Pencil support for its new handsets, it might be considered a long-delayed response to the S Pen that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note series. But before you get too excited, keep in mind that Olixar has been dead wrong before. Back in May 2018, Olixar revealed case renders for the iPhone SE 2, a device that was never announced by Apple.

According to Olixar, Apple will indeed have a new naming scheme for the 2019 iPhones


We should also make note of the name used by Olixar, the iPhone 11 Pro. A rumor previously floated earlier this month indicated that the 2019 OLED iPhones could be named the iPhone 11 Pro (5.8-inches) and the iPhone 11 Pro (6.5-inches). The LCD model could be given the name iPhone (2019). All three upcoming models will be equipped with a square camera module mounted on the upper left-hand corner of the rear glass panel; the two iPhone 11 Pro devices will sport three cameras on the back (12MP primary + 12 MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom + 12MP Ultra-wide) while the remaining model will be equipped with the primary and telephoto cameras.


The three new iPhones are expected to be introduced on September 10th, according to a screenshot found on the latest iOS 13 beta. We know that they will be powered by the latest Apple A-series chipset, the A13 Bionic. This will be a 7nm chip produced by foundry TSMC off of Apple's designs. Of course, the handsets will be pre-installed with iOS 13. And previous reports indicate that they could include the reverse wireless charging feature that debuted on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and can be found on Samsung's 2019 flagships. The Korean manufacturer calls this Wireless PowerShare and it allows a phone to be used as a wireless charging pad. If Apple does include this feature on its new handsets, an iPhone owner will be able to charge the AirPods in its wireless charging case, an Apple Watch, or a compatible phone by sharing battery power from his or her iPhone. Since the host phone is sacrificing some of its energy, Apple is expected to hike the battery capacities on the new handsets with the iPhone 11 Pro (6.5-inches) rumored to be equipped with a battery weighing in with a capacity of nearly 4000mAh. That would be the largest capacity battery ever found on an iPhone.

To help you charge up the battery on your 2019 iPhone faster, Apple will reportedly include an 18W adapter in the box for the very first time. Models from the iPhone 8 and up support faster charging although Apple previously included only a 5W charging brick in the box; those who want to charge their phone faster have to spend $29 for the 18W charger. Also included in the box will most likely be a Type-C to Lightning cable.

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  • 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 3500 mAh

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23 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4191; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Xerox innovation is in full steam ahead mode

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 682; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Nobody owns exclusivity on features like the S Pen. If Apple is bringing a small pencil to iPhone Pro, I would welcome this feature. Apple would have given Samsung enough time to make S Pen un-substitutable and if Samsung doesn't do so, its its own fault.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7344; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung does have patents for the spen being internal, and charging of the spen when placed back inside their Galaxy note phablets. Now if Apple, or third parties make a case to fit a pencil, or pen, then others have already made cases that already hold pencils and pens. Naturally not Apple's pencil. But none the less Samsung's Notes now have a unique pen that now has an accelerometer as well as Bluetooth, with wireless charging. Personally Samsung's internal pen is better, especially since it comes with the device and at no extra cost.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Don’t matter they can change it and make it there own without patent infringement. It’s not like the whole industry don’t get ideas from other companies. Samsung is natorous to copy ideas. Going back to there begining

10. oldskool50

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

And you can store the pen in the device. It is funny how Steve Jobs criticized the stylus, talking about how you might lose them. Yet every device I ever had, the stylus was inside the device. Not external. Yet Apple's pencil and this pencil will be external. Certainly won;t have S-Pen features. Which means it will be no better than any capacitive touch screen pen you can buy right now. The fact is, if you all really wanted to use a pen with an iPhone, you could have already had one because any capacitive pen will work. But you all ridicule the Note for having a pen and now that Apple may make one, you are welcoming it. You guys are so funny. And I mean that metaphorically.

12. Cat97

Posts: 1884; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually the S Pen is a a lot of extra cost. Regular Note 10 has the size and features of the S10 but there is a lot more expensive.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7344; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Note 10 comes with an additional 128 GB of storage over the S10, plus the Note 10 comes standard with slightly more ram. So no, the S10 and Note 10 do not have the same specs. You can get the same specs with the S10, but they you pay more as well.

13. Mike88

Posts: 385; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

There are no such patents I think as there exist some LG phones with inbuilt styluses and the whole idea of internal stylus is quite old and such phones existed way long before first note came out. Spen in note wasn’t chargeable even until apple came out with a battery powered pencil so Samsung decided to do something with the s pen by adding charging capabilities in note 9 and then in 10. It’s been years but till now spen is not even half as precise as Apple Pencil is

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7344; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung most definitely has patents dating back to the original Note. For instance the detection of the pen whether it's in or out of its internal base. Also the patent to run and app or bring up a menu based on the removal of the spen. Even the latest patents for their capacitor charging of the spen, the accelerometer in the spen, the SoC on board the spen with BLE communications to the host (Note device). The latest patent for the gestures of the spen, and more. I would tell you to look up those patents yourself, but you don't care, because it's not Apple. Apple's pencil has a major flaw when it comes to their iPhones. It's not built in. That's why Apple and others are making cases to hold a pen. Also you talk about the Apple pencil being more precise. Clearly you don't own a Note, or you haven't tried using a Note in a long time. The Note 8 and above has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It's only since Apples second pencil does it now have the same 4096 levels as well.

6. nikhil23

Posts: 440; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I guess cmdacos is talking about spen holder case for Galaxy Tab S6. Apple case looks very similar to that

3. painnpanic

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

A mini pen and a fast charger with type C in the box. Apple doesn't do anything free. Not gonna happen. I wouldn't be surprised the mini pen retails around $70 and can't do half what the S pen does. If it's really being offered.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7344; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Only the charger is USBC and the one end of the cable. The iPhone itself is still using the crappy proprietary lightning port.

7. mackan84

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I have no idea where I stand on this. I would never use that pen on such a small screen, but it’s a great option for those in the Apple ecosystem drooling over Galaxy Notes.

11. oldskool50

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Yes because even though they all criticize the Note, if Apple had did a device like that first, they would be talking smack. As I say Apple fans are nothing more than hypocritical opportunists. When any OEM has something they don't, they talk about it being gimmicky and useless. Apple does the same thing and then magically its not longer the case, and they tend to have more limited capabilities, but as long as it does one thing you aren't; they will swear its better even when its not.

16. mackan84

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Isn’t that the “smartphone fanboys/trolls” on a whole? They all bring the plus and minus to contradict whatever the dispute is about. What it all comes down to is whatever you hold in your hands you’ll defend in these comments no matter what. As an “Apple fan” I can sympatize somewhat needing to defend against androids huge differentials in devices. “android fans” can always point at one device with one certain feature while neither iPhone or any other android smartphone has it. Of course they’re gonna be opportunists. These brain dead disputes going on in these comments created that.

19. midan

Posts: 2825; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"As I say Apple fans are nothing more than hypocritical opportunists. When any OEM has something they don't, they talk about it being gimmicky and useless. Apple does the same thing and then magically its not longer the case,." I still think wireless charging is gimmick and useless and i think majority agrees with me. I'm also 100% sure that majority thinks stylus with phone is useless.

21. strawberry

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

stylus is not useless. just that it is not indispensable. it is useful but people can live without it

22. midan

Posts: 2825; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

For most people it's useless because we already have something better like our fingers.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31021; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that is funny. Samsung removes the HPJ, and Apple copies the S-Pen. As a tech head, that wants Samsung to copy some AppleWatch features, I'd love for Apple to copy the S-Pen, and make an i-Pen.

20. strawberry

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

i find Note s-pen too small for me to hold comfortably for a long period of time of course, I don’t represent everyone

23. shiv179

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Victor must be eating his words now! :P

27. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

This is Insane, Apple breaks its calm and now a new iPhone is heading to launch. Completely satisfied with the XR as of now and this time to switch to the new phone.

28. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Who cares, let them bring it on. iPhone 11 pro will be the best selling phone for sure.

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