We are still months away from September, but with Apple, it’s never too early to start feeling excited – or concerned – about their new launches. Three iPhones should debut this fall, including the next iteration of the iPhone XR, as well as the successors to the iPhone XS and XS Max. From what’s been heard around the water cooler, the new devices will offer great updates such as the first to have a triple camera system, and the new iOS 13 with a dark mode system for all iDevices.
Since it’s hard to separate rumors from facts, we decided to point out only what seems to be the most reliable information about the new iPhone models so far:
- iOS 13 with Dark Mode
For years users have been begging for a “dark mode” or “night mode” on their devices. We all know the harms of exposing ourselves to blue light right before going to bed – not good for your eyes, and terrible for your sleep cycles.
Although this seems to be an obvious and easy fix, it has taken a long time to be developed. The reason is that only recently have Apple and Google have started using OLED screens, which is the only way users can fully experience a Dark mode feature.
LCDs light up all individual pixels at once when displaying a solid black color, whereas OLED displays allow for pixels to be individually lit or unlit, giving the device the true Dark Mode we’ve been searching for.
You can get an idea of how the dark mode will look like thanks to Phone Arena, the group that created a prototype based on preliminary details surrounding the new devices.
- Triple Camera
All eyes are on the back! Many rumors have been circulating that the new iPhone XI will be the first ever to introduce a triple-camera, enabling a larger field of capture and a greater zoom range.
Another exciting feature would be the new, improved Live Photos, rumored to double the length of its videos from 3 to 6 seconds.
As far as the look, there are a few different prototypes popping up on the web. At first, images of a central block on the back seemed to be the new look chosen by Apple. However, this may not be the final choice. A controversial (ugly) prototype design shows a square triple camera in the back showing a close resemblance to the Huawei Mate Pro 20. Let’s just hope they change their minds.
- Touch Response Underwater
In a new video produced by the youtube channel EverythingApplePro, we can hear strong rumors about the new and improved touch responsiveness.
It seems that the new iPhone’s displays will have an advanced ‘taptic’ engine that will cover a 3×3 grid of their entire display. This means that the new devices would have a far better response to taps and gestures compared to competitors.
This all can contribute to a big improvement: the new iPhone XI can potentially be the first device to work underwater. While water resistant phones aren’t anything new, this could be the first device that will allow users to take photos underwater or operate their phones in the rain, for example.
- Don’t Count on 5G
This might be a little disappointing but not really a surprise. The legal issues between Apple and Qualcomm (the chip company that already has 5G modems commercially ready) seem to be far from over.
As for now, it seems that the 5G connectivity will have to wait until 2020 to be fully integrated into the new devices since Intel’s race to deliver its first 5G chip does not appear to be in sync with Apple’s calendar.
What do you think of these changes? Are you looking forward to the new iPhone line or would you rather try it out other brands such as the new Samsung S10 or the Google Pixel 3?