iPhone XI renderings reveal all-new rear panel design and mute switch changes

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The back of the iPhone XI.
Photo: OnLeaks/CashKaro

Apple won’t unveil the 2019 iPhone lineup for at least another four months, but we already have a pretty solid idea on what it will look like.

New renderings based on leaked information reveal the iPhone XI and XI Max in all their glory. From the front, the new iPhones look pretty similar to the XS and XS Max. When you flip them over though you’ll notice a new triple-lens camera array and new unique rear panel made out of one piece of glass.

Take a closer look:

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The back of the iPhone XI.
Photo: OnLeaks/CashKaro

The leaks are based on information obtained by CashKaro and OnLeaks, which has been a reliable source of Apple rumors in the past. According to the report, the iPhone XI will have the same dimensions as the iPhone XS. The thickness of the notch and bezels will be slightly reduced but barely noticeable.

Apple will supposedly use one single piece of glass for the back panel, including on the camera bump. This gives a more gentle transition to the camera bump, as opposed to the metal lining that is currently used.

Other minor tweaks include some changes to the mute switch so that it looks more like the mute switch on earlier iPad versions. The rear microphone has also been adjusted slightly from renderings we saw earlier this year.

Apple is expected to unveil the 2019 iPhone lineup at an event this fall. The triple-lens camera on the back will likely be the biggest new feature. It will also likely pack 4G LTE modems from Intel (and possibly Qualcomm), as well as an A13 processor and other improved internal specs.