Apple’s 2019 Mid-Tier ‘iPhone 11R’ Design Seemingly Surfaces Months In Advance
By Mikelle Leow, 09 May 2019
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Over the past months, you might have come across “leaks” of Apple’s 2019 flagship iPhone, currently coined by outsiders as ‘iPhone XI’ or ‘iPhone 11’. The latest details to have escaped now focus on the lineup’s “budget” variant, the ‘iPhone 11R’.
The news comes from Steve H. McFly, who goes by the moniker ‘OnLeaks’ on social media. The Twitter user is notable for downloading CAD files directly from Apple’s Foxconn factory, which means the specs he details are often accurate.
In a collaboration with Indian tech blog Pricebaba, McFly has visualized the ‘iPhone 11R’ in renders, including a 360° view.
If the visuals are precise, those expecting to upgrade to new colors this year might be disappointed, as the ‘iPhone 11R’ concepts depict the same ‘(PRODUCT)RED’, white, blue and yellow finishes as the preceding iPhone XR. Last year’s range contained six colors including coral and black, so there’s a chance the two hues will also make a comeback this year.
Design-wise, the ‘iPhone 11R’ seems to follow 2018’s iPhone XR very faithfully, down to its 6.1-inch LCD display. The key difference is its rear camera, which sports two lenses instead of just one. The camera system is also configured in a square, perhaps to stay in line with the design of this year’s triple-lens ‘iPhone XI’.
According to an earlier report by renowned tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the front-facing cameras of all three 2019 upgrades for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR will jump from seven to 12 megapixels, so even if the ‘11R’ looks almost identical to its predecessor, you’ll have at least one great reason to make the switch.
It’s still too early to know the phone’s price, but the 2018 iPhone XR—marketed as the lower-cost version of the XS—starts at US$749, so you’ll have a rough idea of how much the forthcoming handset might cost. Should Apple stay consistent with its annual schedules, the new iPhone lineup will roll out in September.
2019 version of #iPhoneXR HD Renders revealed, Shows Dual camera and LED light in a square shaped set-up— GadgetsFlix (@GadgetsFlix) May 8, 2019
Source : @OnLeaks @Pricebaba#iPhoneXIR #iPhoneX #apple #iOS #iPhoneXR2 #applenews #iPhone #iphone11 pic.twitter.com/LNkYhxReUM
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