Upcoming iPhone XI gets third eye in intriguing new renders

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This weird design looks kind of cool.
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With renders and dummy units showing how a third rear camera might look on 2019 iPhones, there’s still some debate about how the new lens array will look on the final product.

Notorious smartphone-leaker Ben Geskin tweeted a few images this morning showing a different take on the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max than we’ve seen before. Instead of having a giant black tile in the back, Geskin suggests Apple may not hide the lenses at all. Instead, the three-lens array would be on full display.

Is this what the iPhone XI will really look like?

2019 iPhone design

With the third camera lens, the new iPhones would take better pictures in low light. The new setup also would likely deliver advanced augmented reality features.

The dummy units Marques Brownlee showed off earlier this week show the gold iPhone with a large, black, bug eye in the back that hides the three lenses. Geskin’s renders would make the three lenses stand out more, especially on the white- and gold-bodied iPhones.

To be honest, I kind of like the new Geskin renders more than the alternative version that we’ve assumed was going to be the finished product for months now.

Which version do you prefer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.