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

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iPhone 11 R and 11 Max on fence post
These iPhone 11 models looks surprisingly familiar, but notably different.
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.)

Why Apple doesn’t prosecute factory workers who leak iPhone secrets

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iPhone 11 schematics
The person who leaked this purported iPhone 11 schematic almost certainly wasn’t arrested for industrial espionage.
Photo: Weibo

When the casing or another component for an unreleased iPhone leaks before the official unveiling, it’s often because someone at an assembly plant in China snuck it out. Apple always does its best to track down the culprit and the punishment is … generally not much.

And there’s a good reason why.

iPhone 11 might look painfully familiar

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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.

iPhone 11 launch date leaks from Verizon

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The 2019 iPhone could have a much larger camera bump than any predecessor.
We’re likely just 3 months away from the replacement for the iPhone XS.
Render: OnLeaks/Digit.in

Information reportedly leaking from the largest US wireless carrier reveals when Apple’s next handset is going to launch. However, the timing is not a surprise so it’s not clear if Verizon has inside information or if the company is just guessing based on previous iPhone launch dates.

Concept shows iPhone 11 without the massive camera bump

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The 2019 iPhone could have a much larger camera bump than any predecessor.
This is the iPhone 11 with megabump. What if it didn’t have one?
Render: OnLeaks/Digit.in

For months, reports have indicated that this fall’s iPhone models will have three camera lenses in a single large hump, a design that’s drawn criticism. An artist created a concept design of what the device would look like without the hump.

Check it out:

Touch ID could make a comeback in 2020 iPhone

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The 2018 iPhone models aren't going to have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Full-screen Touch ID might be a highlight of the 2020 iPhone.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

While Apple seems to be phasing out fingerprint scanners in favor of facial recognition, sources in the Asian iPhone supply chain reportedly claim that Touch ID will actually be back next year, and better than ever.

The 2020 iPhone will also supposedly be the first with 5G as well as a 3D rear-facing sensor.

Crazy beautiful iPhone 11 concept ditches buttons for more screen

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IPhone concept
Is there such a thing as too much display?
Photo: Concepts iPhone

The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still about four months away and there is no shortage of creative concepts hitting the internet lately guessing what Apple will release.

This latest concept might be one of the craziest ones we’ve seen, but god damn is it beautiful. Instead of sandwiching a metal frame in between the front and back glass pieces of the iPhone, this iPhone 11 concept images what it would look like if Apple used a wraparound screen for the entire device. The end result is a luminous band around the entire phone that replaces the volume and power buttons and unlocks new possibilities for shortcuts on the side.

Take a look: