Photos of alleged Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max molds surface

Photos of alleged Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max molds surface
Hopefully, you got over the disappointment of learning that the phone that was in Foxconn CEO Terry Gou's hand yesterday was not the Apple iPhone 11. But today is a brand new day with a brand new leak related to some of Apple's 2019 iPhone models. A Weibo member posted a pair of images today (via SlashLeaks) that allegedly show molds that will be used to make third-party cases for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.

Based on leaked schematics, the molds show the square camera housing on the back of both models where three cameras will reside. There is speculation that the three snappers will include a 14MP primary camera, a 10MP camera with a telephoto lens, and a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. A ToF sensor measures how long it takes for an infrared light to bounce off the subject and return to the phone. This data is used to provide accurate information regarding depth and could allow Apple to offer a rear-facing Face ID, and more Augmented Reality (AR) features.

Earlier this month, a report out of Japan indicated that the iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11 would feature OLED panels of 6.5-inches and 6.1-inches, respectively. The sequel to the iPhone XR is expected to carry an LCD (Liquid Retina) display of an unknown size. However, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that we should see the 2019 iPhones carry the same size screens as the 2018 models; that would mean that he expects a 6.4-inch iPhone 11 Max, a 5.8-inch iPhone 11 and a 6.1-inch iPhone XR (2019).

Underwater Mode is expected to be a feature on the 2019 iPhone models


What we can't see from the molds is whether Apple has decided to offer USB Type-C charging for the 2019 iPhones. Last month, Kuo said that Apple will stick with its proprietary Lightning port for at least one more year. What we could find on the new models instead of a new charging port is something called Underwater Mode. Apple has already patented this feature, which will allow a user to navigate the phone with his fingers and snap photos even when holding the device underwater. But the patent really covered something very important related to Underwater Mode; using an ambient lighting sensor to measure the amount of light underwater, and circuitry designed to measure the depth of the image sensor, an iPhone in Underwater Mode might be able to automatically adjust the color balance of pictures taken while the user and the phone are both submerged. Without this capability, pictures taken underwater could look murky and dark.

Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max should be rated IP68. That means that the pair are protected from dust and can be submerged to a depth of nearly 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. We're not sure if Apple plans on upgrading the water protection for the iPhone XR sequel. The current model is rated IP67, which means that it too is protected from dust, and can be submerged in water just over 3 feet for up to half an hour.

The three new iPhone models should continue to follow tradition and be unveiled this coming September. The recent settlement that Apple made with chip maker Qualcomm gives the company a multi-year supply of 5G modem chips, but it is too late for Apple to offer a 5G iPhone for this year. Next year, we could see a total redesign for Apple's smartphones. In addition to a new look, Apple is expected to release at least one 5G handset and possibly a foldable iPhone as well. A patent published earlier this year shows technology dreamed up by Apple to protect a foldable screen from getting cold and brittle. During the winter months, low temperatures could make a flexible screen more vulnerable to damage. Apple's solution is to heat up portions of the display to keep it pliable when it is cold outside. Apple could be the last of the major phone manufacturers to offer a foldable model.

Mold allegedly made for Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max cases

Mold allegedly made for Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max cases

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74 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 1870; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

That grotesque camera setup tho :(

2. Fred3

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It's like a dominos piece

32. Vokilam

Posts: 1025; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I don’t care of the arrangement of cameras - get rid of that bulge!!!

53. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yeah...but in a year's time, all the Chinese phones will look just like that :)

56. TechNeck

Posts: 641; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The Mate 20 had a module design similar to the one above and it came out a year before this release. Apple is taking a page from Huawei's book.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2116; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well I’m 50/50 on upgrading...we’ll see. I would like to see iOS13 mature and advance over iOS12.

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

They would have to get rid of the ugly notch to get me to upgrade.

13. iloveapps

Posts: 392; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Where are you going to put face ID then?

18. OneLove123

Posts: 782; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Who cares about face Id? You ain't that important.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You need a notch to have your beloved Face ID?? lol

28. iloveapps

Posts: 392; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

You need cheap android phones for your second rated security and privacy.

67. oldskool50

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

If you even carried about real privacy and security, you wouldn't even be on the internet to begin with. And iPhones are not more secure than any other phone. In fact, Windows and Android have proven to be more secure, because being the most popular platform in the world, wit both having the most users (Windows @1.4B+ and Android at a 1.6B+), They have to be more secure when you consider how many users they have.

33. Vokilam

Posts: 1025; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Lyndon, everyone that attempted Face ID with anything than what Apple set up - is not secure and unreliable. You don’t need a notch, per se, but you need all those components (that were about 14 inches wide before Apple bought the concept). Notch was a minimum necessity to organize them all. And I rather have extra space on each side than a full bezel. Holes would be fine, like Samsung, but it would be to many of them. Why are you so daft?

40. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yet face id still isn't secure.

61. mackan84

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Better then all visual passcode in 2019

68. oldskool50

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

No its not!

63. Budhainthemood

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Nope, you're lying. It is, but since you don't have an iPhone, better not share an opinion.

47. Loveneesh

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Just give a top bezel with face id and one at bottom with front speakers.

49. User123456789

Posts: 377; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Front speaker needs at least 8 or 9 mm bezel , because the usb is there to take space

66. oldskool50

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

No it's you who are daft. Apple could have implemented Face ID without even using a notch. They could have kept a thin bezel at the top, that was just thick enough to house the sensor. Also, if they had simply waited on a couple revisions of the hardware, I am sure the company that , could have made it smaller on a couple revisions. They did not have to dip the bezel into the viewing area. To even suggest this was the only way to accomplish this is plainly false.

65. oldskool50

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

You don't need face ID. In 2021, the iPhone likely won't even have it anymore.

4. Pem3108

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why is the apple logo on the plus size model so low?

21. Cheezwiz

Posts: 495; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

so they can move it higher on the following year's model.

41. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

funny i laughed, but its true

58. mackan84

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Even me as a apple-user only loved that joke!

5. LEEDAQ

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

they will sell more SE2 or 8s or SREwhatever that is called

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

This post is a joke. How is this news worthy?

11. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1172; Member since: May 01, 2017

If it ain't news to you then quit being a dumbass and move along

14. iloveapps

Posts: 392; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Then why do news about samsung having bad quarter had lower traffic of comments and fan droids keeps ignoring it. Then this news about apple is being ridiculed.

24. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Because Android is garbage remember? We should only care about apple because they are the best at everything...right? You even said their next phone was going to be futuristic blah blah blah... without knowing anything about said device lol.

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