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We could see an iPhone Pro this year


iPhone 11 Max leaning on fence post
This could be a picture of the iPhone 11 Pro, not a “Max” or a “Plus.”
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Apple makes a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro. Soon there could be an iPhone Pro, too.

This unconfirmed report comes from a source with an unblemished history for leaking details about upcoming Apple products.

4 reasons iPhone 11 might cost less than iPhone XS [Opinion]


The camera bump is about to get bumpier in the iPhone XI.
A lower launch price for the iPhone 11 and 11 Max is possible.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Updated Sept. 10: Apple has taken the wraps off the 2019 iPhone models. As hoped, the replacement for the iPhone XR costs $50 less. However, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are priced the same as last year’s models.

There are solid reasons to be optimistic that Apple will actually drop the price of the flagship 2019 iPhone models. Recent moves by the company signal a willingness to lower the cost of its other computers, and information leaking out about the replacement for the iPhone XS series indicates that it will be cheaper to make.

Most importantly, the company needs to respond to the plethora of evidence that it charges more than most people are willing to pay for even high-end handsets.

Hands on with iPhone 11: What to expect from 2019 iPhones [Video]


iPhone 11 R and 11 Max on fence post
These iPhone 11 dummies should be a lot like the real thing.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

It seems like it’s impossible to make it through the summer without leaks about upcoming iPhones. From iPhone 11 supply chain leaks to iPhone XI case-maker models, 2019 is no different.

With so many holes in the supply chain, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect this year. Thanks to sources online, we’ve got dummy iPhone XI, XI Max, and XIr models to give us a taste of this year’s iPhone lineup. (We still don’t know the exact model names, though.)

Video showcases all this year’s new iPhone models


2019 iPhone
Get ready for the 'bug eye' camera setup.
Screenshot: Marques Brownlee

A new video serves up what could be the best glimpse so far at Apple’s next-gen handsets.

YouTuber Marques Brownlee gives his thoughts on dummy models of the iPhone 11, 11 Max and 11R. While these aren’t working units, they are dimensionally correct mockups created for iPhone case-makers. As such, you can put decent stock in these being pretty accurate.

New iPhone 11 processor should smoke Android’s best


TSMC 7nm processor
Apple chips keep shrinking, which makes them more efficient.
Photo: TSMC

This fall’s iPhone models will supposedly include a processor able to outperform any Android handset. It apparently won’t be just a little bit better, either. The source for this unconfirmed report on the A13 chip says it will offer “a one-year advantage” in graphics performance. Multi-core performance supposedly will get a large boost, too.

Purported iPhone 11 logic board signals big changes


Right to Repair
Apple's first 5nm chips are expected to ship in iPhone and iPad this year.
Photo: iFixit

We already have a pretty good idea what the next-generation iPhone lineup will look like on the outside. And thanks to a new leak, we can take a sneak peek at its insides, too.

These images are of a logic board purportedly destined for the iPhone 11 — and they signal some big changes.

iPhone 11 might look painfully familiar


iPhone 11 in Olixar case
The iPhone 11 will apparently have a change or two, but not a redesign.
Photo: Olixar

There’s almost no room for doubt that this fall’s iPhone 11 will sport a trio of camera lenses. The latest leak come from case-maker Olixar, who has a reputation for accuracy about future Apple models.

But that’s the most significant change to expect from the 2019 round of iOS handsets.