New report spills details of 2019 iPhone refresh

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Look at the size of those cameras!
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This year’s iPhone refresh may bring more than just a spec bump.

A new report claims Apple’s flagship devices will get even bigger to accommodate an additional camera sensor and the largest lenses ever in an iPhone. They may also be ever so slightly thicker than their predecessors.

Apple chip supplier will be maxed out by 2019 iPhone orders

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Apple will require a lot of chips for this year's iPhone refresh.
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Apple’s primary chip supplier will see production capacity pushed to the limit by 2019 iPhone orders, according to a new report.

TSMC has been tasked with supplying next-generation 7-nanometer chips for this fall’s refresh. It is expected to start mass-production of what will likely be the A13 during the third quarter.

Alleged 2019 iPhone chassis makes room for 3 cameras

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A third camera lens is looking increasingly likely for this year's iPhone.
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A smartphone chassis, allegedly destined for the 2019 iPhone, has leaked out on Chinese social media.

The metal plate seems to indicate Apple’s next-generation handset will have an additional rear-facing camera. And just as other rumors have hinted, they will be arranged in a strange triangular formation.

Gorgeous iPhone XI concept kills the notch… sort of

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This is what the iPhone XI might look like if it had a “hole-punch” instead of a notch.
This is what the iPhone XI might look like if it had a “hole-punch” instead of a notch.
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The notch at the top of the iPhone display has become a familiar part of recent models, but one designer considered another option. He created an iPhone XI mockup with a small hole in the screen instead.

Watch the video he created to demonstrate the idea now:

2019 iPhone render puts new spin on triple lens camera

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A major topic of debate about the iPhone XI is camera lens placement.
A major topic of debate about the iPhone XI is camera lens placement. This is the latest possibility.
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Several rumors about the next iPhone point to it having three camera lenses but don’t agree on how they’ll be arranged. The latest leaked render shows it with the lenses neatly lined up in a row.

This unconfirmed image also shows a smaller notch.

Stunning concept shows how iPhone could evolve in 2019

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Would you spend $1,000 on this?
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With iPhone sales falling, Apple needs to do something special in 2019 to convince fans to upgrade to its next-generation smartphone lineup. One fan might just have the answer.

Waqar Khan’s gorgeous new concept imagines an “iPhone XI” with big improvements, including a third rear-facing camera and a smaller notch. Would you spend $1,000 on it?

2019 iPhone could bring Touch ID, USB-C, smaller notch

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Is Apple really done with Touch ID?
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Apple’s flagship iPhone for 2019 will come with a number of surprising design changes, according to one analyst.

Fans can expect USB-C connectivity and a smaller notch, as well as the return of Touch ID. Those hoping for “lightning-fast charging” and expandable storage will be disappointed, however.

iPhone XI concept sports three-lens camera and sleek redesign

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Three lenses are better than one.
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iPhone fans are already chomping at the bit for a redesigned model less than three months after the iPhone XS and XS Max made their debut.

A new concept design for the iPhone XI made its way to YouTube today imagining some big changes that could come to Apple’s flagship device in 2019. Chief among the new features is a three lens camera array accompanied by some design tweaks inspired by the new iPad Pro.

Take a closer look:

Everything we think we know about the 2018 iPhone lineup [Updated]

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Behold, the iPhone Xs.
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Apple is set to unleash its newest iPhones on the world in just a couple weeks and based on the rumors, these will be the most lust-worthy phones to ever come out of Cupertino.

Not only will the 2018 iPhone lineup include the biggest iPhone display Apple’s ever made, it will also be more colorful and more expensive than ever. We’ve been keeping our pulse on all the rumors leading up to Apple’s big September 12 unveiling and have a pretty solid idea on what’s coming through the pipeline.

This is what the 2018 iPhone lineup will look like: