The release date of iPhone 11 is probably in September, but Apple has already been rumored to test various iPhone 2019 concepts months in advance, as you'll see below.
There are many leakages of iPhone 11 on this page and they all point to a more important upgrade than last year's rather incremental iPhone XS design.
It may not be a radical change from top to bottom as the iPhone X was designed at the end of 2017, but the rear camera can get a major upgrade if you focus on the back of every new iPhone 11 concept we've seen.
That's good news because Apple doesn't sell as many iPhones as previously predicted, so its next flagship has to wow or lower prices to stay competitive.
- What should the iPhone 11 improve? Read our in-depth iPhone XS review
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The iPhone 11 will be Apple's next flagship
- When will it be out? The launch will probably be mid-September 2019
- What will it cost? Probably no more than last year's iPhone XS
After analyzing previous Apple events, we predict that the iPhone 11 launch date will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
With three iPhones launched in 2018 – the standard iPhone XS, larger iPhone XS Max and budget iPhone XR – we expect Apple to repeat the trifecta this year with the iPhone 11 possibly in addition to the iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone 11R (named TBC ).
So what new features will the iPhone 11 have, and will it still have a boost? Let's see what we expect from Apple ' s next flagship iPhone.
New iPhone 11 design
We will see the iPhone 11 renders (months below) become months ahead of Apple ' s expected launch event and all attention has so far been in the background.
The images show three cameras in a central block on the back, a back that seems to be made of glass, as we also expect, while the front retains the notch of the iPhone XS. We've seen this design for the second time now, so it can be right.
However, it is not the only design that does the rounds, with another showing a triple lens camera in the left corner. That would be more in line with where Apple currently places the camera.
This image also shows a likely glass back and the same arrangement of buttons as the iPhone XS, and several speakers have claimed to be right.
The leaked covers that you can see above show how the triple lens rear camera might look like. Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed to say that one of these lenses is almost invisible, and at the same time adds that the selfie camera gets a boost from 7MP to 12MP.
One of the sources of the earlier images added that three new iPhone models are being made – successors to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. It is very similar that we will get three models again this year.
New iPhone 11 screen
We have heard that the iPhone XI has a 5.8-inch display, just like the iPhone XS, but with smaller bezels, and that it does not support 5G, but surprisingly it has a battery of 4000 mAh and a USB-C gate. The same source says to expect space gray, gold, silver and blue colors.
However, the size of the phone is a fiercely disputed – while some reports claim that the format will remain the same, others suggested that the main iPhone 11 will be a bit larger and that there are too many conflicting voices, so we cannot say anything with any certainty .
However, another source says it has no USB-C, adding that the front camera is raised to 10 MP (from 7MP on the current models), and that the rear camera will have 14 MP and 10 MP lenses, as well as a third, currently unknown.
New iPhone 11 camera
Most of the rumors we've heard indicate that there are three cameras ' s on the iPhone 11.
We've seen schedules that look like an upcoming iPhone and match the camera format listed in the & apos; Design & apos; section.
Not only that, but part of a chassis that was supposedly intended for the iPhone 11 is also caught on the camera as you can see below, and it matches the diagram, with cutouts for three cameras in the top left corner .
However, we have also heard from another source that only the very best iPhone 2019 (for which we are currently using the iPhone 11 Max) has three rear cameras, so it is possible that the & apos; lite & apos; and flagship telephones have won & apos; t.
The same source says that the other two handsets have dual lens cameras ' s and the successor to the iPhone XR stays with an LCD screen.
In fact, we now hear this from multiple publications. The iPhone 11 Max is perhaps the only version with a triple lens camera, while the smaller handsets in the iPhone range they ' ultimately ' Bloomberg reports – so possibly not the 2019 models.
Interestingly, a laser-powered 3D camera was presumably intended for the iPhone 11, but was reportedly delayed to the iPhone 12 (or what Apple calls its iPhone 2020 model). This iPhone route map suggests that Apple is going all-in on augmented reality (AR).
In addition to a better front camera, the iPhone 11 can also pack the snapper and related sensors in a smaller notch, because a new technology made by a supplier of Apple's cameras allows some of the sensors to be placed under the screen.
There is no confirmation that Apple will use this technology, but we expect the company to find ways to reduce the contraction.
New iPhone 11 functions
We have heard it now several times that it doesn't get a USB-C, so don't count on a change from Lightning.
A new feature that it might get is two-way wireless charging, so you can use the iPhone 11 as a charging mat for other devices. It's a rumor we've heard more than once so it certainly looks like the cards.
To get the most out of that feature, the battery can grow with a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the iPhone 11 can get a battery that is approximately 20-25% larger than the 2,658 mAh in the iPhone XS.
The iPhone 11 Max & apos; s can meanwhile become about 10-15% larger than the 3,174 mAh in the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR successor can get 5% more than the 2,942 mAh in the iPhone XR. That would all happen without making the phones thicker, because the laminate on the screen would be thinner instead.
The same source for the first reversible charging point adds that we may be able to see a frosted glass back and an ultra-wide band connection, enabling better positioning indoors. This can help with navigation in interiors or benefit AR applications.
The new iPhones can be easy to use even in the rain. A new report claims Apple is experimenting with a new technology that allows you to use your phone's screen underwater.
What's more, a patent suggests that the camera on a future iPhone will be able to tell when you are underwater and change the settings accordingly to make underwater photos look better.
In other news, one report points out the recording of Sony ' s next-gen 3D sensors in the new iPhone, which in turn could offer faster face unlocking, better depth display in the depth position and some potentially cool 3D modeling features and (AR) implementations. We recently had one example of AR camera capabilities from Sony.
We have suggested a patent the iPhone 11 can have sub-epidermal scanning to unlock, where the front camera would scan the veins and blood vessels in your face with IR to make sure you actually unlock the phone.
For something a little strange, a patent filed by Apple shows a system where a sensor monitors chemicals in the air, to & apos; smell & apos; odors – including body odor. This can be used in the iPhone 11 or Apple Watch 5, or maybe a later device.
Meanwhile, another leak of the iPhone 11 suggests that the new handsets could support the entry of the Apple Pencil, which currently only works with iPads.
Apple usually introduces a new chipset with its new iPhone launches and the A13 chip is advertised for the iPhone 11, which analysts claim a manufacturer is already set up to produce the A13 chip.
In the device we have heard spoken that the iPhone 11 supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 connection standards – although 5G technology may have to wait until the 2020 iPhones.
New release date of the iPhone 11
- IPhone launch date 11: September 10, 2019 (TechRadar predicts)
- Purchase date for iPhone 11: September 13, 2019 (TechRadar predicts)
- Edition date iPhone: September 20, 2019 (TechRadar predicts)
The launch date of the iPhone 11 may be slightly later than in previous years, as Europe ' s largest technology fair, IFA 2019 in Berlin, will run from September 6-11 this year – allowing Apple to launch its new iPhone launch to the following week .
However, it is unlikely that the new iPhone launch has been crossed a number of times (including 2014, 2015 and 2016), which means that we will probably see another announcement week from September 9.
Apple has historically not held its phone event on a Monday, with Tuesday or Wednesday the most used days. On Wednesday, September 11, a day of mourning in the US, Apple will likely choose a launch date for iPhone 11 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
If Apple chooses to postpone the launch by one week, we can look at a possible launch date for the iPhone 11 from September 17 or September 18.
Apple has not launched an iPhone since the end of 2011, when it announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, and we fully expect the Cupertino, California-based company to continue with a September arrival for the new iPhone.
Regarding the pre-order date of the iPhone 11, Apple tends to open them on the Friday after the launch, which would be on September 13 through our calculations.
Finally, the new release date of iPhone 11 – the day you can actually grab the handset for the first time – can only be a week after the pre-orders, so September 20 if our analysis is correct.
These dates could change fairly easily, and we wouldn't be surprised if Apple followed the more recent tradition and launched the new iPhone 11 on September 10.
New iPhone 11 price
- The price of the iPhone 11 probably starts around $ 999 (£ 999, AU $ 1,579)
- There may be a new pricing strategy
Even without the official iPhone 11 price, we know it will cost a lot. Apple has priced the iPhone XS and iPhone X from $ 999 (£ 999, AU $ 1,579). We could see identical prices for the iPhone 11.
With news that Apple is not selling as many iPhones as previously predicted, chances are that the price of the iPhone 11 will offer a more affordable look – although we assume that a price freeze, rather than a discount, is a more likely move Apple is.
It could mean good news for the successor to the well-received iPhone XR, with the main complaint being that the first device was still a bit pricey. If Apple can lower the price on the iPhone 11R, it can help to soften an elevated iPhone 11 price tag.
New iPhone, iPhone 11 or iPhone XI?
What does Apple call the new iPhone 11? It is an enigmatic mystery and Apple can choose from a large number of different options to choose from.
It seems that Apple has withdrawn into a bit of a naming corner with the recent XS, XS Max and XR monikers – so where are you from here?
Will it stick to Roman numbers, return to traditional numbers or throw them all together? At this stage, with thin new iPhone leaking around, nothing is off the table.
We are currently seeing most of you looking for a new iPhone & apos; and that is a strong contender. Apple has already erased numbered steps for Mac, Macbooks, TV and iPads, so a new iPhone would be a logical next step.
However, the numbers are a great way to easily distinguish new devices from old, so both iPhone 11 and iPhone XI are very much in the running. However, Apple has never given us an iPhone 9 – with the iPhone 8 the last digit before the & apos; X & apos; revolution – so go back to & apos; 11 & apos; may look a little strange.
New iPhone 11: what we want to see
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are great smartphones, but there is always room for improvement and human nature demands more every time – meaning that Apple needs to shake up a few things.
At TechRadar we like to see the entire technical community as one big, big family helping each other, so we've come up with a few upgrades that we think would be a treat on the new iPhone.
1. No notch (or at least a smaller one)
Whether you like it or not, the notch has conquered the smartphone world, with a sharp inflow into design aesthetics after the arrival of the iPhone X – although it seems that many of the competition have already surpassed Apple's implementation.
The Apple notch is distinguished by its size, but that is also its Achilles heel. It takes up a large amount of space at the top of the screen while we saw that Android makers bring us dewdrop screens that are just one large front camera.
What ensures that the notch is not simply wiped out is all the technology that Apple has put in and completely removing it could mean a loss of some features, such as Face ID.
Apple can probably move the microphone, proximity sensor, and speaker, making the notch smaller – which would be a step in the right direction.
But the killer is not a problem – with a clean, elegant design that will certainly attract attention.
2. A new design
The current design of the XS and XS Max is fantastic – solid, premium and slim, it is one of the most sought after looks on the market, so is it cheeky of us to ask for something new? We don't think so.
Apple ' s used the same design in the last two generations and to prevent the new iPhone 11 from being burned as another incremental update, a new fresh look would help.
If Apple does the notch as we kindly asked above, that would be the first step to a new design, but we would like to see it go further,
It has already removed the headphone jack and home button, so our focus is now on the warning slider, volume buttons and on / off button.
We have seen HTC and Google implement squeezable sides on their phones and if Apple can improve this technology to make even more user friends, this can mean the end of a physical button or turn on the handset.
3. Better battery life
We say this every year, but the fact remains that iPhones are still not the strongest players when it comes to battery life.
The iPhone XS improved the battery compared to the iPhone X, but as we noted in our review, it is still ' far removed from the best on the market & # 39 ;.
It is the time that Apple has fully mastered the battery life, giving the new iPhone 11 a power pack that displays it comfortably and comfortably all day long without any panic about finding a charger ' at night.
Battery technology won't give us the many days of battery life we've seen from feature phones since the early 2000s, but an iPhone that could stretch two days after a single charge would really get people talking.
4. eSIM only
The latest iPhone devices (the XS and co.) Offer dual SIM capabilities, but they can only contain one physical SIM card. That is because the other is an eSIM, which is built into the handset and can be assigned to a network upon activation.
Inserting a SIM card in a new phone feels rather old-fashioned in 2019, so we would like the physical card to be destroyed in favor of a double eSIM configuration in the new iPhone 11.
We also want an easy-to-use setting that allows us to easily jump on a network of our choice at a rate of our choice and, more importantly, be able to easily switch to another network when our current deal expires.
In addition, it would also mean removing the SIM drawer, allowing a tighter design and potentially freeing up valuable extra space in the handset for new functions (or more battery!).
However, this is only partial for Apple, as carriers around the world should fully support the eSIM technology and currently only a handful of people do.
However, with the introduction of 5G in 2019 and the presence of eSIM within one generation of the iPhone, this question is not completely out of the question.