Apple Rumors: New iPhone Releases Will Include Two OLED Models
Apr 12 2019
The 6.1-inch screen size for a new OLED iPhone also does not line up with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for TF International Securities with a reputation for making accurate predictions about upcoming Apple products. However, it seems that these devices will be separate from the company's refreshes for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, at least according to the report's wording.
According to a post on Japanese tech blog Macotakara, Apple's next iPhone release will apparently include a pair of OLED models equipped with triple-lens cameras.
It was also reported that the 6.1-inch iPhones 2019 variant will be positioned somewhere in between the outgoing iPhone XR and iPhone XS in terms of its size while it will be 0.15 mm thinner than the latter. However, the overall thickness of the 6.5-inch model would be 0.2mm thicker than the Xs Max.
As far as the larger model is concerned, it would be about 0.4mm thicker than the iPhone Xs Max, but the camera hump might be narrowed by 0.25mm.
The iPhone XR had a single camera, compared to the two of the iPhone XS, so if the report is correct it's likely each tier of device will gain one camera on its predecessor.
The new camera system will be accompanied by bidirectional wireless charging, the report adds. Initial ideas included a depth-sensing 3D camera, but Bloomberg reports that this has be pushed back and will debut on an iPad Pro model set to release next year.
The new design can be described as dynamic as it would combine the technology of Apple's newer phone models and the appeal and convenience of the old SE model.
Both rumoured handsets are believed to feature reverse wireless charging in order to benefit accessories like the Apple Watch and AirPods with their charging case, shipping with the usual Apple 18W USB charger and USB-C to Lightning cable.
Macotakara has a mixed track record when it comes to the accuracy of its reporting.