These 2019 iPhone mockups might show us exactly what to expect from Apple in two months

These 2019 iPhone mockups might show us exactly what to expect from Apple in two months
Thanks to previously released renders, we already have a good idea what the 2019 Apple iPhones will look like. Today, 9to5Mac posted some images of three dummy models for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R that it obtained. The biggest change from a cosmetic standpoint is the square camera module that sits in the upper left hand corner of each model's rear glass panel. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will both carry three cameras in the square module while the iPhone 11R will have two cameras inside the housing.

We could see the OLED screened 5.8-inch iPhone 11 and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Max feature a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP telephoto with a 2x optical zoom and either an ultra-wide lens or a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. The latter measures the time it takes for an infrared beam to bounce off a subject and return to the phone; this data can be used to calculate more accurate depth readings for an improved bokeh effect when taking portraits. It also could be used to offer a rear-facing Face ID. The 6.1-inch iPhone 11R will be equipped with the LCD based Liquid Retina Display and should carry the same primary and telephoto cameras found on the other two models.


All three phones will be powered by the A13 chipset, manufactured by TSMC using its 7nm+ process. The latest word is that the 2019 units will stick with Apple's proprietary Lightning connector until next year; that's when a total redesign could include a Type-C port for the iPhone. For this year, you'll have to be satisfied with the Type-C to Lightning dongle that will be in the box. Also expected to be a freebie this year from Apple is an 18W fast charge adapter. Currently, those who want to fast charge their iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have to pay $29 for the adapter from the Apple Store and an additional $19 for the Type-C to Lightning cord.

The 2019 Apple iPhones could be unveiled in less than 8 weeks


Speaking about charging, all three 2019 iPhone models are expected to get a bump in battery capacity. That's because Apple will most likely include a reverse wireless charging feature with the new phones. This will allow users to flip the phone screen side down on a table and use the rear panel like a wireless charging pad. If this feature is included, the 2019 iPhones will be able to wirelessly charge the AirPods wireless charging case, an Apple Watch, or a compatible phone. However, doing this will drain the battery on the host phone which is a major reason why the 2019 iPhones should have bigger batteries. Reliable TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the iPhone 11 Max will carry a battery in the range of 3491mAh and 3650mAh vs. 3174 for the iPhone 10XS Max. He is calling for a battery between 3189mAh and 3322mAh for the iPhone 11 compared to the 2658mAh battery that powers the iPhone 10 XS. And he forecasts that Apple will include a 3089mAh battery for the iPhone 11R. The iPhone 10 XR sports a 2942mAh battery and happens to offer the best battery life of any iPhone ever.


Big changes are expected for the 2020 iPhones. With a redesign in the works, all three models could feature OLED panels and carry screen sizes of  6.7-inches, 6.1-inches and 5.4-inches. According to Kuo, two of the three models will support 5G connectivity. If a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor is not included with the the 2019 OLED models, we should see it on some of (if not all of) the 2020 units. Having a ToF sensor on next year's iPhones would allow Apple to decrease the size of the notch, as is currently rumored.

The 2019 Apple iPhone models are probably less than 8 weeks away from being unveiled.

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11 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

With such a similar design to the Pixel 4, and OS aside.... I'm really excited to see how this battle plays out. Who will bring the best features!?!

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

That's certainly the pixel 4.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If the iPhone 11's do not come with a ToF camera. Then it will not be much of an upgrade to the new iPhone. Also what about the rumors of Apple dropping 3D touch? We know the 11R doesn't have 3D touch. Wow, another Apple SoC that is great at benchmarks, and not much else. Still no real multitasking or split screen multitasking. The same ole bed of icons on a restrictive home screen. Yawn!

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Split screen and multi-tasking will be more present with ios 13

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Seeing is believing. As it stands today iOS on iPhones do not have split screen multitasking. Plus iOS 13 beta 4 doesn't have split screen multitasking support for iPhones. As if Apple is going to make that a last item to add for iOS 13. It's not a tiny change. Plus iOS developers have to make sure their iPhone apps will still work if the display is split in two.

6. mackan84

Posts: 647; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Sorry but do people actually use multitasking on-screen on a phone? Isn’t sound and one task the only need? In a car I use maps, podcasts and actually phone call or quick web browsing and that is fine because it all works simultaneously in the background. On my iPad that has a bit more screen estate I can understand but two maybe three Max and that is pushing it. And by then I’m only copying something to the next. Trying to watch a movie while having my browser on and email is breaking my brain...kinda, but I can only concentrate on one thing while listening to another anyway. If the screen is half my iPad it would just be annoying to do any of it. Tried 4 apps on my iPad and it was just a insane clusterfest...

7. mackan84

Posts: 647; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

“...Occasionally phone call or quick web browsing...”

9. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

There's no battle between iPhones and pixels.. One being the most popular smartphone in the world while other being a non mainstream device... You can call a battle between the galaxy flagships and iPhones but pixels? Some people don't even know such phones exists

11. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I think you missed my point. I'm not talking about sales/popularity. I''m talking about offered features. With the amount of people saying they refuse to buy a phone because of looks, I'm curious which model will be received better based on features since looks appears to be equal playing field. I'm not talking about pinning them against each other in a sales match.

8. pogba

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 13, 2018

For once I'm excited about an iphone launch. The 2020 one to be exact.

10. Charlie2k

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Finally a iPhone that will match the looks of my new stereo. https://www.lg.com/africa/images/AV/features/01_CK99_Roof_Razing_5000W_Mobile_M1.jpg

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