What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the fall (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumor mill will be fully operational. This page will keep track of what’s being rumored as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumor seems feasible.
Updated 1/30/18: Bloomberg reports that the upcoming iPhone will have a rear three-camera system, and that Apple is working on making the 2020 iPhone rear camera with enhanced 3D support.
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iPhone XR may get dual-camera system
The rear three-camera 2019 iPhone rumor continues, this time with a report by Bloomberg. Bloomberg says that Apple is currently testing iPhones with a rear three-camera system that will be found on larger iPhone models.
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The third camera will allow a larger field of view, a wider range of zoom, and the ability to capture more pixels. Apple is also working on a new version of Live Photos that are 6 seconds, a boost from the current 3 seconds.
While rumors about the 2019 iPhone are making the rounds, Bloomberg also reports on what we could see in the 2020 iPhone’s rear camera. Apple plans to outfit the new phone with a “more-powerful 3-D camera.” Such a camera would allow Apple to take steps towards implementing more and better augmented reality features, and it would also produce photos with more depth.
The current iPhone has a 3D camera, but it’s the selfie camera used for Face ID. The current 3D camera works at distances between 25 and 50 centimeters; the new rear camera implementation will work at a distance up to 15 feet. Also, the current camera uses dot-projection technology, and the new camera will use a laser scanner.