You might not be happy when you see this accessory for the 2019 Apple iPhone models (VIDEO)



For some reason, both Apple and Google thought that it would be okay to house the rear cameras on their upcoming phones in a square module mounted in the upper left corner of the devices' rear panel. We've seen renders of the 2019 iPhones and an actual photo shared by Google of the Pixel 4. Interestingly, Apple received plenty of flak for the iPhone 11 camera module while the Pixel 4 was praised by many for its new high-end look.

Anyway, those who are still holding out hope that the renders are wrong or that Apple will make a last-second design change appear to be out of luck. Etailer MobileFun has shared with us a video and some photographs of Olixar camera protectors and they seem to corroborate the renders. The square protectors also show three camera sensors for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max and two for the iPhone 11R. The latter will have a 12MP primary and a 12MP telephoto with a 2x optical zoom. The other two models will have the same two sensors plus a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view. Expect to see optical image stabilization (OIS) on the primary and telephoto cameras. A front-facing 12MP FaceTime camera is said to be included along with an improved Face ID facial recognition system. The camera protectors can be pre-ordered for $10.99 for a pack with two protectors.


Just the other day, we told you that Apple might equip the 2019 iPhone cameras with a night mode; this will allow them to take viewable pictures under low-light conditions and would be similar to the Night Sight setting used by Google Pixel owners. Google has been promoting the fact that the Pixels have such a feature while the iPhone doesn't. That could change this year.

2019 Apple iPhone models rumored to include new Underwater Mode


The new iPhones, expected to be launched in late September, will reportedly be the same size as the 2018 models. We will see a 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Max and a 5.8-inch iPhone 11, both with OLED panels. And there will be the 6.1-inch iPhone 11R sporting a 6.1-inch LCD screen. All three handsets will be powered by the Apple A13 SoC and are rumored to have a reverse wireless charging feature. This will allow users to flip their iPhones face down and charge their AirPods, Apple Watch or another compatible phone using the battery from the host iPhone. Because this will drain the battery on the iPhone providing the power, Apple is expected to hike the battery capacities on all three 2019 phones. For example, the iPhone 11R battery is supposedly in line to get a 5% bump to 3110mAh. Considering that the iPhone XR already has the best battery life of any iPhone ever, this bodes well for the new version of the "more affordable" iPhone. The iPhone 11 Max could end up with a battery in the range of 3491mAh and 3650mAh (compared to the 3174mAh part on the iPhone XS Max), while the battery in the iPhone 11 could weigh in between 3189mAh and 3322mAh. That would be a nice boost from the 2658mAh battery found in the iPhone XS.

The new iPhones might also come with a new feature called Underwater Mode. This would allow users to operate the screen even while submerged in water. According to a patent application that Apple filed, internal sensors would correct the color balance of pictures taken underwater. While this rumor could be true, we should point out that despite the IP67 and IP68 ratings on the 2018 iPhones, Apple does not offer any warranty coverage for water damage.

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59 Comments

49. Jrod99

Posts: 782; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Not exactly pretty but will be the best phone released this year. However I will be skipping it.

33. Orion78

Posts: 236; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

"Interestingly, Apple received plenty of flak for the iPhone 11 camera module while the Pixel 4 was praised by many for its new high-end look. " You mad? Google was criticized as well. Stop making crap up.

26. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

lol reminds me when i first saw back glass protectors.

20. jjface

Posts: 270; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Yikes that is ugly

18. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Aren’t Android troll tired trolling in apple about how apple was so outdated, low spec, small battery, no head phone jack, boring and lack of features? And yet, their beloved android always jealous of apple as the only profitable mobile.

29. lyndon420

Posts: 6938; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You got it all wrong. We aren't jealous...we feel sorry for you. Your apple phone looks slightly more horrendous than our newest Google phone. ;)

32. oldskool50 unregistered

Looks guys, PeaceBoy has admitted that Android phones are better than iPhone in all the ways the matter. Then he mentions the only thing Apple leads in which is profit, which no one care about but the. Have you noticed, Samsung as the leading Android OEM, makes a lot of money. I domt care if and when they ever make more than Apple. Samsung isn't ripping off it customers by selling them 3 year old hardware at flagship pricing. Samsung makes 1000s of products with their own factories has much more distribution cistbsince Samsung product are available on more places vs Apple. Samsung has more employees to pay than Apple. Yet Samsung makes more money than any single Android oem. What has Apple profits gotten you that directly benefits you? An ugly overpriced product with limited capabilities that's 3-5 years behind everyone else? Look at OSX. It still to this day cant do what Windows does, even on the exact same hardware. While Apple is selling 7th generation Intel Macs, others are already on 8th and 9th gen. Dude you are completely nothing more than a troll who is here for our entertainment. At first I thought no one in the world could be this stupid. But I've been wrong before.

36. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung makes money? Why is it everytime they release their quarterly revenue report they tell that their mobile division is suffering. It has been declining for years. Yeah, android has more features, customization, changing theme, and home screen. That’s about 1000 features already.

38. lyndon420

Posts: 6938; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Your beloved company can't even provide you with a simple wireless charger. lol

57. dvlprr

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2019

If customization is such a great feature why isn't it becoming better overtime? Why isn't anyone pushing that feature to be even better. It's not like Huawei, Samsung or LG made Android more customizable, more open. It's the way Android was designed. And these Asian companies are borrowing US software.

37. lyndon420

Posts: 6938; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple is supposed to be better than Android because (until recently) they charge more for less...we now have Android phones that cost more than iPhones. Ironically...we don't see 'apple' and 'luxury' in the same sentence anymore. The images of the Apple watch with the Mickey mouse watch face are long gone lol.

59. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Which phone are you talking about lol? The galaxy fold failure or mate X,, which can't mate lol

12. Charlie2k

Posts: 178; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

So last year features maybe coming to iPhone this year? So sad.

15. adecvat

Posts: 675; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

At least they will work. Not gimmicks.

17. Taquidi

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Underwater mode while not having any water damage warranty coverage sounds gimmicky to me, not to mention sarcastic.

10. vickygamit

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Only 1000$ or more

9. syed_itsa

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

iPhone They are loosing Market. By introducing dual Sim Model XR XS Now Clumsy Camera Design

7. surethom

Posts: 1773; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Only 2x zoom in 2019 poor should be 3x optical zoom at least.

24. User123456789 unregistered

3x needs smaller sensor.

6. irwan92

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

This design is under code name "iCopy" by apple

55. dvlprr

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2019

Wrong.

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 928; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

worse looking midranger in history of smartphone.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

And worse looking flagship in history of smartphone

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7673; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What kills me is the iPhones camera hump is protruding so far out. That Apple or who ever is now making camera protectors for $11. Talk about lame.

21. User123456789 unregistered

About 2mm on iphone Xs

42. Cat97

Posts: 2064; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

They need the protrusion for the lens assembly, which is probably superior to other phones. Not that I like it, though.

52. SaRPeR

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

All other iPhones have protruted camera lens and their cameras are midrange quality

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1483; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

didnt see you complain when pixel 4 leaks came out...? they literally copied the entire thing!!! hmmm... hurry go post this on Pixel 4 articles to hide your bias..

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol, people will always hate on iPhones for no real reason. Let him be. Same folk will praise the Pixel for the same design, it is hilarious.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7673; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Who is copying whom? Let's not forget that Apple is copying everyone else here, first and foremost. Apple decided to now implement 3 cameras on their iPhones, when Android OEMs have been doing it first. Why did Apple decide to put on a wide angle camera now, especially when a number of Android OEMs have been using wide angle cameras for years. Plus Apple is looking to change their FaceID camera setup and replace it with a Time of Flight camera instead. If Apples FaceID implementation was so great, then why change it to Time of Flight cameras instead? Even Apple knows their implementation of FaceID is crap, especially since it only projects 30,000 dots and then scans it back using a 2D IR camera. Btw, LG holds a number of patents on Time of Flight cameras, and you can find their ToF camera on LG's latest G8, and a few other Android smartphones. LG's ToF camera which actually has a much better Facial recognition scanner than Apples FaceID. It's so good that it can even be used with AR. It can even generate a 3D point map of all the objects in its view. Not just a face which Apple's FaceID is limited to. Apple's current FaceID camera setup cannot do any of that. LG's ToF camera is superior to Apple's existing FaceID camera setup. Where do you think Apple is getting that new FaceID technology from? I will give you a hint, it's not from Apple. So please Vokilam, stop the crap that Apple does it first, especially since Apple has been following others for years now.

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