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

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

worse looking midranger in history of smartphone.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

And worse looking flagship in history of smartphone

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; 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

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

About 2mm on iphone Xs

42. Cat97

Posts: 1861; 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: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; 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: 1175; 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: 7207; 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.

13. mackan84

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I find it hilarious that you expect Apple to beat all OEMs of android. You think LG is competing with Apple? LG has like 10 other OEMs to beat at the android camp first. Secondly if you own a iPhone 8 and walk in to Best Buy or something to upgrade in 2019 fall, you’ll see that these popular features is on any flagship and you’ll pick your preferred brand. Simple as that. Just because you’re stuck in a mindset of reading and breathing smartphones in 2019, most people have realized that a 3-4 year old smartphone does exactly what a new one does. No one upgrades their 1 year old phone for night shots and wide angle. That’s just a bonus if you upgrade because of a broken phone...

14. mackan84

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Correction. *a 3-4 year old smartphone does exactly what a new one does. I meant a 5 year old smartphone, because iPhone 6 still has the latest iOS.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am trying to show some zealots that actually think that Apple has this square camera design first. Alpke doesn't have that design today. Yet some Android OEMs have that square design today. Plus some Android OEMs have, and are using ToF cameras today. Yet some Apple zealots think that Apple has made these new cameras, when Apple hasn't made anything in years. Apple buys it's tech from other Android OEMs. The real truth is Apple copies everything from others, or buys it from Android OEMs. That's the real truth. Where do you think Apple is going to get their Time of Flight cameras from? I will give you a hint, it's from a company that has two letters L, G. Did you guess that?

28. mackan84

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yes like anyone else. Who actually gives a sh** about who has something first. It’s all about marketing and implementing it best. A more recent example: Like Huawei with reverse wireless, they happened to marketing it as a way to charge other phones, instantly forgotten. Samsung gets it 6 months later and shows you can charge your watch or wireless earbuds. Instant success. Marketing is always the key! iSheep or green robophile, get that thru your skull. What came first is not ever important. What the majority people say is the inventor, wins. If people say Apple invented the smartphone, Apple won. Period.

22. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Because silly companies are using ToF only for bokeh. Instead of a more secure face ID, better AF or anything related to AR.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's a lie. LG's ToF camera is used for Facial recognition, which is the best right now. Way better than Apples current FaceID implementation. LG's ToF cameras can also scan and produce a 3D point map of not only a face, but anything within the cameras view. So LG's ToF camera is better for bokeh, AR, or mapping any 3D objects within the cameras view. LG's ToF camera can also be used for air gestures and controls, without touching the display. Plus it can do more. Ask yourself this, why is Apple ditching their current FaceID hardware implementation if it was so great? Well Apple and many others know that Apple's current FaceID implementation is not great, and is severely limited. That is why Apple is going with a ToF camera, and most likely it's LG's ToF camera, especially since they hold the patents, and currently make them. You could have saved yourself some embarrassment, if you would have actually looked up what a ToF camera actually does. Especially LG's ToF camera.

31. ryanbbn

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2019

Yet they still out sell the competition

41. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Sdgodsel, You pathetic little troll. You didn’t get my point at all and went on a rant that was stupid anyways. I don’t care if you think Apple copied Huawei. I said that your ass and asses like you made no complaints about Huawei a square camera hump. Then went all defcon on Apple that it’s such a horrible design, and when pixel puts one in the same location as Apple and copies the soap bar body, and probably has a notch, you again lost your tongue. Pathetic. Freakin try to read, and comprehend. Such a jerk.

44. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

These phones have been in development for a long time. Your logic is moronically insane at best. Face ID works better than any body else’s so fare. If they actually change there Face ID it’s to something that is different than what’s out there. You have no idea how bad apple has been copied yes it don’t seem so bet they are. They copied before the phone comes out. Grasp that if you can. Any more companies are putting out hardware as soon as it’s available. That’s why Samsung’s fave is sucked at first. Apples phones are picked apart and copied while in development or even based on a rumor. I can care less about apple or android phones like I am some weird fan. But the weird s**t you all say is so stupid and reaching I can’t under stand how you got there. Apple don’t do anything but design there phones and tweak the hardware software. All the components are made by other manufactures. Samsung Lg whoever. They design there stuff and have it built and have there own operating system.

50. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

"Face ID works better than any body else’s so fare." That is a lie. LG's facial recognition is superior to Apple's current FaceID. LG's cannot be fooled like Apple's crappy FaceID. Plus Apple's FaceID fails for a number of conditions. If you actually looked at other devices, then you would know what I have said is true. Ask yourself where is Apple getting their ToF cameras from. Could it be for the company that holds the patents on that technology? LG holds a number of patents on their ToF cameras. Even if Apple doesn't use LG's ToF cameras, Apple will still have to pay LG.

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 563; Member since: May 02, 2016

don't forget that Apple Copied this from Huawei

23. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Huawei square is not ugly like this one

45. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 95; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Since the Pixel 4 is already made and the iPhones are just getting made who copied who??? hmmmm

48. Vancetastic

Posts: 1103; Member since: May 17, 2017

I don’t know why anyone cares, as long as the cameras are good. Who stares lovingly at the back of their phone?

34. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I'm guessing it doesn't match your sundress....I swear, you all act like teenage girls always complaining about how a slab of glass and metal doesn't look pretty....

43. almostdone

Posts: 439; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Sales of iPhones will decline even further this year with these ugly camera humps.

47. midan

Posts: 2708; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Propably opposite when people see what the cam can do. Seriously no-one will care. Every time when Apple does somekind of design decision guys like you say sales going down, in the end hardly no-one cares things like that. Apple watch design didn't stop people buying one. AirPods are huge success. Notch didn't stop iPhone selling. And i could continue this.

51. FLOGROWN

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Yeeepp you right still all Androids OEMs will copy Apple

6. irwan92

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

This design is under code name "iCopy" by apple

55. dvlprr

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2019

Wrong.

7. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

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