Reports and rumours about upcoming smartphones may give us an insight into what to expect, however, they should never be trusted completely. This is particularly true in the case of Apple, which is known to be the most secretive company in the world of technology. Having said that, we should also add that some of these reports are more reliable than the others.
Among these reliable reports are the ones from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who was the first to report about the display sizes and features of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. And now, when various reports about the 2019 iPhones have begun circulating online, Kuo has released an analyst note to 9to5Mac and MacRumors, which speaks about the entire upcoming lineup of iPhones.
To begin with, he has said that Apple will be launching three iPhones in 2019 and one among the three will sport a triple-rear camera setup. While this information is not new, Kuo further said that the three iPhones will come with the exact same display sizes and sport the same notches on top of their screens.
The note also said that the iPhone XR (review) successor will come with an LCD screen rather than an OLED one. Furthermore, all the three iPhones are expected to come with an enhanced Face ID system, upgraded battery and a frosted glass casing on the back panels. Other interesting features of the upcoming iPhones include an ultra-wideband radio for indoor navigation and bilateral wireless charging, which will enable the smartphones to charge other devices that support wireless charging like the AirPods earbuds.
According to Kuo, the much-awaited AirPower charging mat will also be made available for purchase in the first half of 2019. But he also revealed something that wouldn’t make fans too happy. The 2019 iPhones will come with proprietary Lightning connectors for charging and data transfer, according to the note. So, if you have been waiting for Apple to switch to a UBB Type-C port, you would have to wait a little more.
Prior to this, we have seen two sets of renders of the 2019 iPhones surface online. One of them was leaked by Digit.in in collaboration with @Onleaks, and the other one was shared by technology blog CompareRaja.