A new report based on a set of leaked images is suggesting that Apple’s next-generation iPhones will be slightly thicker than the company’s current flagship models.
Indian blog CashKaro is basing this speculation on a set of leaked images by OnLeaks and believes the new hardware will be called “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Max.”
Neither site expects Apple to deviate away from the current 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screen sizes that are currently in existence with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It’s also expected that Apple will continue to use OLED panels for both of the new devices, both of which are set to later this year as the company’s new 2019 flagships.
However, even though the devices will essentially retain the same form factor, CashKaro expects Apple to slightly increase the thickness of its new phones, moving to 8.1mm and 7.8mm respectively. Currently, both of Apple’s top-end devices sit at 7.7mm in thickness.
If this slight bump in thickness does come to fruition, it’s hardly the end of the world for consumers but does put an end to the dream that making everything smaller, lighter, and ultimately thinner is the way to go with progressive technology. And that certainly isn’t a bad thing.
Additionally, the market also expects Apple’s new iPhone models to ship with a rear camera system that takes everything to the next level with a triple-lens system. It means there will be a slight rearrangement in terms of how the camera is integrated into the device but it also means that it should protrude less than the current design.
The renders which have been shared of the so-called iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max also show a redesigned mute switch on the side of the devices which takes a similar stance to the mute switch on older Apple iPad models. It comes with a cylindrical switch built into a pill-shaped cut-out.
Everything else is largely expected to be similar to what we already have with the current model iPhones, which is a design methodology dating back to 2017 and the release of iPhone X.
Tim Cook’s company is expected to unveil the next-generation of iPhones in September so there is plenty of time for additional leaks and information to make its way into the public domain.