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iPhone XI first pictures: are Apple designers on the wrong track?
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iPhone XI first pictures: are Apple designers on the wrong track?

We won't see the next iPhone until September this year, if Apple sticks to its proven schedule. However, the first renders of the iPhone XI shows that the camera in particular is undergoing major changes - and not all Apple fans will like them. Have the Apple designers copied Huawei?

The biggest current trend in terms of smartphone cameras, is the third lens, which we have already from Huawei, LG and Samsung. The current render images of the iPhone XI show that Apple is probably going for a camera arrangement reminiscent of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The three lenses and the flash are located in a square element that will likely protrude from the housing of the iPhone XI. However, the arrangement is slightly different from that on the Huawei phone and is not symmetrical. This look is not exactly pleasing to the eye and might need getting used to. It also doesn't necessarily fit in with Apple's typical design choices.

Fans of the iPhone XI will have to get used to this sight:

iPhone XI 5K1
Three cameras and a flash in the corner of the iPhone XI / © Digit

Confirmation from a relatively reliable source

Of course, these render images are not official, and as usual Apple hasn't commented on them. However, renowned Leaker IceUniverse confirmed the authenticity of the images on Twitter:

More details about the iPhone XI are not known yet. Some might think - "Of course not, there are still nine months before the release." However, it is likely that Apple's phones will not continue to grow in display size and that the iPhone XI in its two or three variants will not become even bigger than their predecessors. The processor will be the Apple A13 Bionic, which will probably rely even more on AI. Whether Touch ID returns through a sensor in the display is one of the most exciting question about the new iPhone.

What do you think of this new design from Apple? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Digit


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  • Seriously.... they seem to have diminished the line between innovation and gimmicks. And that looks ugly.

  • It's simple...add more of anything, "demand" higher prices, iSHEEP and aSHEEP will fall in line thinking more is better.

    • Not really. I own both and S9 and an iPhone XR. The gap is large between the two but the iPhone wins. Simple reason? I can use it with any carrier on the planet with all functionality. You just sound like a infantile fanboy.