I have five dummy models. I have a kind of like, finished looking models that have no anesthetic. That seems to be quite representative of what they’ll actually look in the retail store. I also have three other dummy models. They look like they’re machined models that case makers use to make a case for. I think in terms of like actual dimensions these are more accurate, but these ones are more aesthetically similar to the real version.
If you are unfamiliar with this stuff, if you haven’t looked at any of the iPhone rumors. Like, the iPhone 11 rumors or leaked videos or anything like that. I’ll just go through a quick just rundown of what is to be expected this fall. And there’s gonna be three models supposedly. An iPhone 11, the normal sized one and then a bigger version, presumably the iPhone 11 max. And then we have the budget iPhone, which I imagine would be called the iPhone 11 R.
Now, all three of these phones correspond to the current lineup, the 10s. The existing lineup is the camera system on the back, so if you look in the back there is a triple camera system on the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 max. The iPhone 11 are like the budget version. Still has a square-shaped camera. It’s not perfectly square compared to the other two but it only has two cameras. The ones with the triple camera setup the 11 and 11 max, they are supposedly running a wide-angle camera as the third lens. The past two generations of iPhones even on the top end.
They’ve only had two lenses. Like, a zoom and normal lens. But this third camera lens on these new phones is supposed to provide a much wider focal length. It’s a feature that is existed on a lot of other phones. Android phones have had them for a while. This is the first time we’ll have seen an ultra wide. It’s something that I really like. I’m glad that they’re putting this on.
I find that when I shoot for photography, and a lot of my friends and family we just shoot wide, let’s just you can see more stuff and you can always capture the whole thing. If you ever want to, you can always crop it on a photo later. But, if you start off with just regular focal lengths or zoomed in focal lengths, you just lose all that picture, that you would otherwise have seen. So yeah, finally ultra wide lenses on iPhones, that’s nice.
A lot of the phone unfortunately remains unchanged from last year’s model. Even the previous generation from 2017. So, we still have the Lightning port, fantastic, we still have OLED screens up front, same sizing. The phones are supposed to be a little bit thicker for 2019, but the overall look and feel and functionality of this phone remains largely unchanged from last year. Even the year before.
I’m someone who was excited by the iPhone 10 when it launched in 2017. It was really cool phone. It was just got really fresh designed to what iPhones were at the time. And then the iPhone 10s came out. It was a little bit underwhelming to me. Like, I just thought that not a lot had changed and the reality is, aside from the camera, not really all that much had changed.
Then, this year’s model it’s so similar in design and feel and look. It feels once again a little underwhelming to me based on these models and these dummy phones. I actually think it takes some serious confidence to take these phones and sell them in 2019. There are some upgrades internally for these phones that were probably nice to some new processors. Those processors will help the camera system right? The whole functionality of these triple camera systems or the dual camera system is based heavily on that processing power.
I imagine we’ll get some better low-light processing that is something that iPhones camera system has kind of fallen behind over the years. If you look at the market right now companies like Huawei with their P30 and P30 plus, their low-light photography is just miles ahead when it comes to what the iPhone can deliver. The reason being iPhones they try to do their processing in real time. Whatever you’re seeing on your phone screen when you shoot, is what your picture is going to look like. Whereas companies like Huawei, they’ll process it just after you snap the shutter. So, it’ll process it, and then display.
It’s also supposed to have reverse wireless charging. Kind of like the Samsung and Huawei phones. If you have wireless earbuds or an Apple Watch you could theoretically charge it off the back of these upcoming iPhone 11s.
The hardware on these phones is an upgrade compared to last year’s iPhones. Some of this hardware Stunner show its age, like the Lightning port in particular, the notch on the front. A lot of the competitors out there have moved on to technologies that just look and feel like newer stuff. This stuff is definitely starting to show its age. Next year’s models, the 20/20 iPhones are rumored to have a pretty big redesign with use BC and new screen size options.
So, if you’re in the market for a new phone and you don’t really need to get an upgrade for 2019, I would totally wait like the 20/20.