Newly leaked schematics might provide our first look at Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 11.”
The technical drawing lends credence to rumors of a major camera upgrade for the upcoming device. However, if the iPhone 11 schematics prove legit, fans might not be happy with the placement of the smartphone’s camera lenses.
We’ve seen lots of fan-made mockups based on the many iPhone 11 rumors. But for the first time, we now have what could be real evidence of its physical design. And for those who like symmetry, it’s not good news.
iPhone 11 schematics show 3 cameras
The good news is that the drawing shows this year’s iPhone upgrade will bring an additional camera sensor. That makes three in total, which will take iPhone photography to a whole new level. But it’s not yet clear what that third lens will be for.
It’s likely it will be an ultra-wide-angle lens, like those in the latest devices from Samsung and Huawei. This type of lens allows for incredibly impressive panoramic shots that squeeze a lot more into the scene.
The bad news is that the 2019 iPhone camera lenses seem to be arranged in a triangular formation, with an LED flash sitting above them. It would have looked a lot better if those lenses were lined up nicely in a 2×2 grid, or in a neat line, as some renders have depicted them.
A strange design choice
Apple has always been a fan of symmetry. So if Apple designers actually position the cameras in this way, there’s likely a good reason for the configuration. It could be that they perform better together in this formation, or that it allows for some novel new photo effects.
However, this supposed iPhone 11 schematic isn’t a confirmed leak. It was posted to Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo, and there’s no way to confirm that it is genuine.