First iPhone XI camera specifications rumored, signaling big change on the horizon
According to serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, that’s not the case just yet, with two very different rear camera arrangements still being considered in the Engineering Validation Test stage of the next-gen handsets’ development.
While it’s pretty obvious which one the people would choose were Apple to actually listen to user feedback, it’s too early to know whether the dubious square-shaped imaging setup or the more elegant horizontal triple lens placement will ultimately materialize.
At the same time, CompareRaja claims to have obtained exclusive inside information (through Steve H.) concerning the resolution of two of the iPhone XI’s three rear-facing shooters. These are currently expected to sport 10 and 14-megapixel sensors, which unfortunately doesn’t mean much in the absence of other essential specifications.
The megapixel wars have long been abandoned by everyone from Apple to Google, as there are way more important things to consider when producing and optimizing a state-of-the-art smartphone camera... or three.
That being said, it’s interesting to point out the iPhone XS and XS Max come with dual 12MP rear snappers, which means Apple isn’t simply planning to add a mysterious third lens on top of the existing camera setup.
The single selfie shooter purportedly housed in a narrower notch is tipped to go up from 7 to 10MP while also helping to improve Face ID accuracy and reliability in combination with some fancy new sensors which might be invisible to the naked eye.
Internally, Apple could shuffle some things around, moving the logic board above a redesigned battery that’s expected to more closely resemble a square than the letter “L.” Finally, we’re again hearing how the iPhone XI (2019) family may not ditch the infamous Lightning connector after all to adopt a more ubiquitous USB-C port.
But the good news is every single nugget of rumored information is unconfirmed and subject to change. Or is that bad news considering how the iPhone XIS and XIS Max could end up looking if this design doesn’t pan out?