Apple is planning to release three new iPhones to succeed its 2018 lineup, indicating the iPhone XR — unlike the SE and 5C before it, isn’t simply a one-off.
According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the firm will be implementing a triple camera system on the highest end iPhone — presumably the iPhone XS Max successor. This has already been hinted at by leaks and renders in the previous week, and appears to be a response to moves by Android OEMs like Huawei, Samsung and HMD Global to implement more complex multi-lens systems for greater image quality.
The lower end models will each have dual camera lenses, an update for the XR successor. The current XR sports a single lens camera, and is backed by AI similarly to Google’s Pixel cameras to produce shots which resemble that of the dual lens XS and XS Max.
As per the report, Apple is also planning to shift its display technology to OLED for the 2019 iPhone family of devices. OLED displays are more visually appealing than LCDs subjectively speaking and show deeper blacks and greater contrast. In other words, they ‘pop’ more and look prettier in stores. They also tend to feature on higher-end Android smartphones, something Apple may be reacting to as sales fall in China and India as consumers prefer their own homegrown, full-featured Android smartphones.
Apple is expected to launch its 2019 smartphones this fall. Leaks are expected to trickle out before then until the event has few new surprises to show us.
Source: Wall Street Journal