Apple will undoubtedly still have a few surprises left in store when it unveils its new iPhone 11 line-up next month, but most of what is discussed on stage that day will be old news. We already know exactly when Apple will reveal the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro handsets (September 10th), when they’ll go up for pre-order (September 13th), and when they’ll be released online and in stores (September 20th).
The two flagship models, which are rumored to be called the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will look almost exactly like their predecessors, but they’ll feature a new triple-lens rear camera like the one shown in the render above. Then, the entry-level iPhone 11 model will have a similar square camera array, but with two lenses instead of three. A new frosted class on the back and even a new color option for the iPhone 11 Pro models are expected, plus a big boost in performance, of course.
There’s no question that Apple’s iPhone 11 design is stunning. But there’s also no question that it’s a bit boring. It’s the same design Apple used last year and the year before, but with a new camera on the back. That’s three years with the same smartphone design, which is a bit much, especially considering how many new designs we’re seeing on the other side of the fence. It was recently written about how exciting Android smartphone designs have become recently. There’s no new iPhone design for all these Android phone makers to steal, so they’ve finally begun to create handsets with their exciting new designs.
Among the new designs we’re seeing, there are phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. While both companies are having quality control issues that have delayed their release plans, but there’s no question that foldable phones are going to start hitting store shelves soon. There’s also no question that Apple is working on foldable phone designs of its own behind closed doors, though it’ll likely be quite some time before a foldable iPhone becomes a reality.