Renders purportedly showing the iPhone XI, as it will probably be called, have hit the web, revealing an unusual rear triple-camera setup.
The next iPhone could sport a three-camera system on the back similar to Android rivals like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Things will start to look interesting from here, and also the fact that the company's CEO has announced that Apple has lowered its guidance by up to $9 billion. The flash LED and a microphone hole sandwich the third vertex of the triangle.
The reason we said Apple got inspired by Huawei is simply by looking at the rear cameras stacked inside a square window. There are two cameras aligned vertically like the iPhone XS, but there will also be a third camera placed between the two, on the side. Suffice it to say, if you thought the camera bump on existing iPhones was noticeable, well, you may be in for quite a surprise when Apple officially reveals its 2019 iPhone lineup later this year. There's just too much happening in that little space and doesn't match with Jony Ive's ideas.
A recent Bloomberg story mentioned that Apple is interested in Sony's new ToF sensors. Whether Touch ID returns through a sensor in the display is one of the most exciting question about the new iPhone. But it's worth noting that OnLeaks claimed these renders are from the early Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage, so the design is still subject to change. Below the camera set up the Apple brand logo can be seen like any other previous iPhones.
TOF or Time of Flight technology is basically the time taken for the light to bounce back off an object to create a 3D map. Tipster OnLeaks and Digit India published a bunch of renders yesterday of what might be the iPhone XI, which you can see above and below.