2019 Apple iPhone pre-order and release dates leaked

2019 Apple iPhone pre-order and release dates leaked
Apple has already sent out invitations to its next event which will be held on September 10th. At this event, we should see the company introduce the 2019 iPhones. According to MacRumors, a source who claims to work at one of the major carriers says that pre-orders for the handsets will commence on September 13th with the actual release date scheduled for September 20th. This happens to be the schedule that Apple has followed for a few years now. The only difference is that all three phones will be launched on the same date; you might recall that in 2017 and 2018 the iPhone X and iPhone XR both were released in November.

We expect to see Apple announce the iPhone 11 with a 6.1-inch LCD display, and two "Pro" models sporting OLED panels. These would be the iPhone 11 Pro (5.8-inch) and iPhone 11 Pro (6.5-inch). A case render from manufacturer Olixar for one of the iPhone 11 Pro models included a special sleeve for a mini-version of the Apple Pencil. This dovetails with a report disseminated by Citibank's Private Banking unit late in July that called for Apple Pencil support for the iPhone this year. If this turns out to be true, it would be one more strike against the wishes of the late Steve Jobs, who passed in October 2011. Jobs famously dismissed the use of a stylus when unveiling the original iPhone in January 2007 and also didn't foresee the need for phone screens larger than 3.5-inches.

Don't expect 5G support or a Type-C port for the iPhone until 2020


All three units will be powered by the Apple A13 Bionic chipset manufactured by TSMC using its 7nm process. You're probably familiar with the square camera module that will be found on the upper left-hand corner of the rear glass panel of the 2019 iPhone models. The iPhone 11 Pro units will have three cameras housed in the module: a primary camera, a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and an ultra-wide-angle camera. The iPhone 11 will have a dual-camera set-up that will include the same cameras found on the iPhone Pro models minus the ultra-wide-angle snapper. A recent report noted that the new iPhones will take better quality photos in a low-light environment and that the quality of some photographs will rival those taken by traditional cameras.


Another new feature expected on the upcoming iPhone models is reverse wireless charging. This will allow the rear glass panel on the new phones to be used as a wireless charging pad to power up AirPods (in the wireless charging case), the Apple Watch or compatible phone. Because reverse wireless charging uses the host phone's battery, Apple has reportedly hiked the capacity of the batteries that will be found inside the new models; the iPhone 11 Pro (6.5-inch) is said to have a 4000mAh capacity battery which would be the largest ever found inside an iPhone. Reverse wireless charging was first employed on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung added the feature to its 2019 flagship models under the name of Wireless PowerShare.

No, the 2019 iPhones will not feature 5G support. That will most likely be found with the 2020 models. And if you were expecting a Type-C charging port, that is something else that Apple will include with next year's handsets. This year though, Apple just might save you $29 by including an 18W charging brick in the box. Even though the 2017 and 2018 models support fast charging at that speed, Apple includes only a 5W adapter with those units.

Lastly, we could see Apple announce that its new handsets have enhanced water resistance. Earlier this year, a new feature called Underwater mode was tipped for this year's iPhones. This supposedly will allow users to navigate the touchscreen on their handsets even when underwater. In addition, a patent filed by Apple this year revealed new technology that would allow the iPhone to take quality photos while submerged. Unless Apple changes its warranty policy, using an Underwater mode would seem risky; even with the current IP68 (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max) and IP67 (iPhone XR) ratings, the company will not honor its warranty for water damage.

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12 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Two pro models though and only to justify the pencil? Watch the pencil be 149.99 ...

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Ugh PLEASE Phonearena stop with the stupid “Steve Jobs” preceded with or followed by what he would never do, what his wishes were, etc, etc. He’s been dead for going on eight years, the market has changed, there is absolutely no telling what his current stance on anything would be, if he were still alive and running Apple.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

People really out here thinking that in 2019, if Jobs were still alive and at the forefront, the iPhone would still have a 3.5 inch display with huge bezels. Idiots, really. It’s almost as if they really think people aren’t capable of changing their opinions over time.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

At the same time Jobs seem very opinionated and stubborn enough to not go with the flow and go back on his words of criticizing big screen devices and usage stylus

5. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

His argument was that “nobody would buy that” so he would’ve probably changed his mind. Jobs also was against iPad mini. He wanted to keep the skeuomorphs design that is really tacky. Jobs also said this: “I just care about success,” said Jobs in a 1995 interview with Bob Cringely provided by CBS News. “So you’ll find a lot of people that will tell you that I had a very strong opinion and they, you know, presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later, I completely changed my mind, because I’m like that. I don’t mind being wrong and I’ll admit I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.”

6. LEEDAQ

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

no one fkn cares

7. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Gonna see what these phone has to offers.

8. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

A lot. Judging by my year with the iPhone XS Max, I am more than excited. Already got my Note10+, now it’s time to see what Apple can bring.

9. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Yeah but one thing is for sure, I will be readying my apple card for 16” Macbook.

17. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Very innovative. The new ibump on the back compliments the inotch on the front.

18. Foxgabanna unregistered

I don't see what's new about the iPhone 11?! Apple has been selling you all the same Titty for years and it's done nothing but matured over time. Coming from Amanda Bynes to Selma Hyak

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2274; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The iPhone Pro models needs a different to house the Apple Pencil. Also the pencil should be more than just writing. Samsung got it right with the stylus capabilities.

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