After Apple’s supply chain for its upcoming new iPhone lineup, we are getting leaks faster now. This image came from Twitter by Mark Gurman.
It confirms every other leak received on the past that said about every iPhone having a square camera bump design, including the iPhone XR that will only have two cameras.
Speaking about molds, these are designed and used by case manufacturers to test compatibility with upcoming cases, and are typically based on a schematic and different dimensions coming out of the Apple/Foxconn factory. They may not show the exact design and style of the upcoming device, but width/height/thickness are usually accurate and they leave holes for speakers, cameras, button, and microphones, that accessory manufacturers need to ensure their cases do not cover important components.
The upcoming iPhone 11 leaks are a bit controversial, as the big back camera bump dominates the back of the device. Also noticed, the lenses inside the rounded-square are oddly arranged. It seems that they follow a triangular layout, with the camera flash and microphone placed awkwardly above and below the spoke of the triangle. It is a little bit weird for a module that is housed in a square.
At superficial glances, it seems cruder compared to the sleeker vertical dual-camera module used in iPhone X and iPhone XS. It is even more strange that the 2019 iPhone XR will seemingly also be getting a square notch even though it will only feature two cameras, not three.
Onleaks was first to share news of the square camera bump, posting accurate iPhone 11 renders as early as January.
Now, Apple is widely expected to announce substantial camera upgrades that may justify the strange design. For example, the third camera coming to iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max is believed to be an ultra-wide lens made by Sony.
The explanation for the 2019 iPhone XR is less clear, although the consistent design does make up for a distinctive iPhone generational family. In a story last week, Bloomberg said the new camera will result in more detailed photos and Apple is purportedly working on a feature that will change the framing of a shot after a user has taken a picture, in cases where a person may have been accidentally chopped off.
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