A trusted tech leaker has released renders of what the upcoming Apple iPhone 11 will look like and some are already calling the design “ugly.” Smartphone leakers OnLeaks and SlashLeaks have sorted through data and leaks to create realistic renders of what the iPhone 11 will look like. The big upgrade on the iPhone 11 is that it will have three rear cameras, but does the camera mount make the phone look ugly?
OnLeaks, which has snagged design files and CAD models from servers at Foxconn in the past for his leaks, shared images of Apple’s upcoming “iPhone XI” or “iPhone 11” as well as the “iPhone XI Max’ or “iPhone 11 Max” handsets. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max look identical much like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the same. The iPhone 11 Max is expected to boast a large 6.5-inch display, whereas the iPhone 11 will sport an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch screen.
The phones will have much of the same design as the iPhone 10 with minimal stainless steel bezels and the notch for Face ID, but there are rumors that the notch will be smaller. The mute button looks more like the older iPad button design with a circular button that slides up and down. Apple will stick with the Lightning connection and not upgrade to the USB-C port just yet.
The controversial upgrade is a triple-camera layout in the rear of the phone, but it is not flush against the handset. There is a square-shaped camera bump, which makes the phone design not seamless. The third rear camera is possibly a super wide-angle lens, which would be a first for Apple. Many Android handsets have featured wide-angle cameras and triple-camera designs including the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has four rear cameras. It is also possible that Apple goes in a different direction and uses the third camera to increase zoom potential like the Huawei P30 Pro, which has incredible lossless 10x zoom capabilities.
OnLeaks claims that the dimensions for the iPhone 11 Max will be 157.6 x 77.5 x 8.1mm (9.3mm at the rear camera bump) and the iPhone 11 will come in at 143.9 x 71.4 x 7.8mm (9mm at the rear camera bump). The phones are expected to be thicker than previous models so that they can offer a bigger battery.
The phones will have new frosted backs molded entirely of a single piece of glass, a faster processor and more RAM. One feature you’re not getting in this year’s new iPhone is 5G support.
Apple will also release a cheaper iPhone 11R, which will be the successor of the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11R won’t reportedly have a dual-lens camera in the rear.
You’ve still got many months before you can get your hands on the new iPhone 11. Typically, Apple hosts a launch event in September and then the new iPhone has a release date of a few weeks after or in early October. The iPhone 11 will have a price of around $1,000, the iPhone 11 Max will be in the $1,200 range and the cheaper iPhone 11R will have a price point of around $800.