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Apple’s 2019 iPhones Might Prove To Be Underwhelming, If Reports Are True
By Mikelle Leow, 22 Oct 2018
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2018 was expected to be an ‘S’ year for Apple, which meant that the new iPhones would be like the 5S and 6S and essentially be enhancements of the previous model. For this reason, fans were forgiving when the iPhones XS and XS Max, were unveiled last month.
However, it looks like Apple users would have to wait at least two more years before they can get their hands on a radically-designed iPhone.
Picked up by Apple-focused news site MacRumors, a recent note by renowned tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo—who has an outstanding track record for predictions relating to future Apple devices—suggests that some of the core specs of 2019’s iPhones will be unexcitingly similar to those of iPhones XS, XS Max, and the mid-tier XR.
More specifically, Apple is expected to roll out three smartphones in 2019 that retain the exact dimensions of 2018’s 5.8-inch iPhone XS, 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, and 6.1-inch iPhone XR.
Similar to this year’s flagship models, 2019’s 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones are anticipated to feature OLED displays, whereas the 6.1-inch version will sport an LCD screen not unlike iPhone XR.
Kuo also said the forthcoming upper-tier iPhones will have the same IP68-rated water resistance as that of iPhone XS and XS Max, which are both built to to survive in two meters (6.56 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes.
So far, everything seems underwhelming. Only time will tell what Apple will bring to differentiate the future iPhones from their predecessors such that they’ll convince users to make the upgrade.
[via Forbes and MacRumors, cover image via Apple]
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