New look rumored for Apple iPhone XR sequel

New look rumored for Apple iPhone XR sequel
While we haven't a clue about the name Apple will use for the 2019 version of its "more affordable" iPhone XR model, possible monikers include the iPhone XR (2019), iPhone XR 2 and the iPhone 11R. For now, the latter name seems the most possible, so for the purposes of this article, let's refer to the phone using that title. And that leads us to the latest leak related to the iPhone 11R, which most likely won't be unveiled until September if Apple sticks with tradition. Japan's Mac Otakara reports (via AppleInsider) that it has been told by a reliable source that Apple will replace two color options with two new hues for the 2019 model.

If the report is true, the coral and blue color options will be replaced by green and lavender. The other choices will remain the same: white, black, yellow and (PRODUCT)Red. Renders of the iPhone 11R leaked out just a few days ago and the phone is expected to be equipped with the same rear camera housing seen on renders of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.. That is to say that there will be a square-shaped module in the upper left corner of the phone's rear. Unlike its higher-priced siblings, the iPhone 11R will have two cameras on the back compared to three for the others; the iPhone XR sports only one. And yes, there is a small camera bump. The latest speculation calls for the module on the iPhone 11R to contain a 12MP primary camera and a camera with a telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max could have a similar setup, but with its third camera offering an ultra-wide lens.

The 2019 iPhones, including the iPhone 11R, are expected to add a new reverse wireless charging feature. That will allow the phone to be used as a wireless charging pad to help replenish battery power to compatible phones, the AirPods carrying case and the Apple Watch. Of course, the downside is that using this feature will zap battery life from the host phone. Because of this new capability, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (currently plying his trade at TF International) forecasts a small 5% bump in the capacity of the iPhone 11R's battery. That would mean that the iPhone XR sequel would sport a 3089 mAh battery compared to the 2942mAh capacity on the current model. The iPhone XR does happen to have the best battery life of any iPhone in history, even topping the impressive battery life found on the iPhone 8 Plus.

The Apple iPhone XR was the most popular phone in North America during Q1

The iPhone 11R will be powered by Apple's A13 SoC, designed by the company and manufactured by TSMC. You can expect it to be equipped with an Intel modem chip (we wouldn't expect to see the return of Qualcomm until the 2020 models are launched) and a change to the antenna system will improve indoor navigation on all three 2019 iPhones.

Today's leak also includes some information about the silicone cases for the "iPhone XS/XS Max." We believe that the report is actually talking about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max, and it says that the color options for the accessories will arrive in white, black, spearmint, Mellow Yellow, (PRODUCT)Red and Lilac. Currently, Apple sells silicone cases for the 2018 iPhones for $39.

The Apple iPhone XR was the most popular phone in North America during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent report from Canalys. The phone had a 13% market share in the continent from January through March more than doubling the share collected by the two models tied for second. That would be the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Samsung Galaxy S10+, each with 6% of the market during the quarter.

Related phones

iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3142 mAh



1. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Make a 6.5 inch Xr and I will buy it v. an Xs

2. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

I do hope that XI would have an additional color too.

3. Mike88

Posts: 403; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

I don’t care about XR just bring back gold color for XI and I’ll definitely buy it. I love my gold XS

4. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I would love a long as it isn't lime green.

7. norbie.k

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Yes green willbe amazing

5. chris2k5

Posts: 249; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Coral and blue are best colors tho...why replace

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2203; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I would love to see Apple go back to the 2013-2014 pricing. No need to charge consumers with a starting price of over $1100 for the Max phone. It's crazy when you look at it. With my XS Max 512GB model, I don't see the value of the phone worth $1500 at the time I bought it.

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iPhone 7 is cheaper than "2013-2014 pricing"; just get that phone.

8. geekyking

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 31, 2019

But they will still keep the same resulation. Shame apple.

9. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Didn't like how thick the XR was, if the next gen is thinner may pick one up. Til then.... 7+

10. jjface

Posts: 238; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

yes same herehated that

11. User123456789

Posts: 918; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Should do : 11R: rose gold, light green (like 5c), dark blue and copper 11: white, black and space gray 11 Max : Silver and gold

15. JamesSv

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 14, 2018

I’d like to see a sea foam green so it’s a inbetween a blue and green

16. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

New colors. I think that will be the new best Apple feature.

17. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

No colors will fix the ultra thick bezels and hideous notch. Besides those colors are ugly.

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