You’ll be able to buy one in less than two weeks
IT’S UNLIKELY Apple will have many surprises in store when it launched its 2019 iPhone lineup, comprising the iPhone 11, 11 Max and 11R, in September.
Thanks to the ever-churning online rumour mill, we already know that the iPhone trio will be the first to boast triple-camera systems, with Apple adopting a new Pixel 4-alike square-shaped array. We’re also expecting new under-the-hood internals including a 7nm A13 SoC and new Taptic Engine, an upgraded Face ID system and, according to some murmurs, a USB-C port.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about Apple’s 2019 iPhones so far below.
And it’s official. Apple has confirmed that it will be launching its next-generation iPhones on 10 September.
The firm has sent out colourful invites (above) – ours must be lost in the post – summoning press to the event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California at 10am PT; that’s 6pm for us Brits.
According to MacRumours, the iPhone 11 series will be available to pre-order just three days after its launch on 13 September, before landing on shelves on 20 September.
We know that Apple’s next iPhones will be expensive, but we don’t yet know quite how much they will fetch. If anything like 2018’s iPhone lineup, pricing will likely start around £999 and £1,099 for the XS and XS Max successors, and from £799 for the lesser-specced LCD model.
28/8/19: Apple has reportedly culled the iPhone 11’s rumoured ‘Walkie-Talkie’ feature just weeks ahead of the handset’s launch. So says The Information, which reports that the feature, dubbed ‘Project OGRS (Off-Grid Radio Service)’ internally, was being developed in partnership with Intel and would have allowed messages to be sent between iPhones over long-distance radio waves that bypass cellular networks.
It’s unclear why Apple scrapped the feature, though The Information notes that the departure of the executive in charge of the project, Ruben Caballero, may have been a factor, as could Apple’s decision to ditch Intel in favour of a Qualcomm modem.
27/8/19: With just weeks to go until Apple’s next iPhone launch, a YouTuber claims to have posted the first hands-on video with the iPhone 11 Pro. The clip, shared by ConceptsiPhone, shows off a dummy iPhone 11 unit, all-but-confirming its bulging square-shaped camera array that’s surrounded by the same gold stainless steel that runs around the edges of the device. The two-minute-long video doesn’t tell us much else we don’t already know, but one thing’s for sure: you’re going to need a new case.