New year, new iPhone! We recently summarised Tech in a Nutshell in 2018 and it seems we’re already hearing rumours about the new iPhones in 2019! It wasn’t long ago we saw the release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. So what could this year bring from Apple? Here’s everything we know about what we’re expecting to see in 2019 from the new iPhones and Apple products to compliment your iPhone!
1. Triple Camera iPhone
It’s been reported that the high-end iPhone of 2019, likely the largest of the three iPhones being released will include a triple-camera system. We believe this is in an effort to keep up with Android devices that include multiple cameras. An iPhone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer created a rendering of what he believes the next iPhone will look like. It includes a large, square shaped rear camera with three lenses which include a flash and a microphone. As strange as it looks, Sony did release recently they’d be boosting their functionality of using rear-facing 3D cameras in their smartphones in 2019 so he might just be onto something here.
2. Front Facing Camera to Enhance Face Recognition for iPhone
Another rumor floating around is that Apple has plans to enhance facial recognition in their smartphones this year. As we all know, when the Face ID was first released, there were a number of issues they faced as a new feature. It’s predicted that the new iPhones will feature a new flood illuminator will improve this functionality drastically by lowering the impact of invisible light from the environment. It will be interesting to see how this type of technology continues to advance.
3. OLED Display
While we’ve seen the adoption of the OLED Display on various brands of smartphones, Apple has actually been quite slow to adopt this type of display. Currently, only the iPhone XS and XS Max use the OLED screens while the XR has the LCD. Though there are mixed rumors in whether or not Apple will phase out the LCD display completely in 2020, we’re certainly expected to see more of the OLED Display in 2019. We’re guessing the high-end 2019 model will most definitely have the OLED display screen rather than the LCD.
4. Air Power – Wireless Charging Mat
It was recently tweeted by Charger LAB that they learnt from a “credible source” that Apple has finally began mass manufacturing their wireless charging mat. Back in 2017, Apple mentioned they would release an Apple wireless charging mat in 2018, after releasing iPhones with wireless charging capabilities. Since then, Apple has been rather quiet about it, and some had even suspected that it was cancelled altogether. We’ve seen the release of many charging mats by various providers, so it will be very interesting to see the kind of wireless charging speed Apple can provide for their iPhones. If this rumour is true, we could be seeing these in our homes sooner than we had hoped!
5. AirPods 2 Release
Rumor has it that we should see the release of AirPods 2 by the end of March 2019. Though there hasn’t been too much speculation over the new design of the AirPods 2, it is expected that we will be able to do a lot more than just listen to music and talk on the phone with them. It’s expected that the technology with ear-worn devices will change the way we live and potentially even replace what we currently use smartwatches for.
So there you have it! We can’t wait to get our hands on the new 2019 iPhones and we’ll be patiently awaiting for their release. Check out our latest blog on other Apple products we’re expecting to see this year!