What’s in store for the new iPhones in 2019? Apparently, this year’s successor to iPhone XS could feature a 6.1-inch screen and 3 cameras on its rear, while the sequel to the XS Max could show up with a 6.5-inch screen, according to a new report from Macotakara.
The 6.1-inch display would bring the size of the phone’s OLED screen in line with the iPhone XR one – although that phone features an LCD display. Also, the phones would continue to use a Lightning connector, would include a USB-C to Lightning cable and, for the first time, come with an 18W fast charger!
2019 iPhones will include Apple’s first triple rear cameras, but it is still unclear which phones in the lineup will have them. On one hand, the Wall Street Journal suggested that the new camera would be exclusive to the successor of the iPhone XS Max. However, Macotakara claimed this would be featured exclusively on higher storage capacity models.
Whether it will be a 3D camera meant for depth-sensing, or it will be used to offer a wider range of zoom and a larger field of view – as claimed by Bloomberg – it’s still unknown what the third camera will be used for.
Macotakara’s reports also mention that the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch OLED phones will be thicker than 2019’s iPhone XS and XS Max, although the increase won’t be very noticeable.
The expected successor to the iPhone XR, an LCD model, is believed to support bidirectional wireless charging along with the two OLED models, which makes perfect sense given that Apple recently announced a new model of the AirPods.
The inclusion of a Lightning to USB-C cable along with an 18W charger in the box with this year’s iPhones would be a dream come true. As we know, Apple supported fast charging since the iPhone 8 but continued to include an old-fashioned USB Type-A cable and 5W charger for their smartphones.
Although Macotakara has a good track record with Apple predictions, all these rumors should be treated as what they are: rumors.