There is no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry. It's just too many hands in the cake and too much hype around big smartphone launches. As a result, there is no way that all those involved in building flagship smartphones can keep things secret. It just won't happen.
Leakages also tend to follow the same pattern time after time. When it comes to Apple and the upcoming new iPhone models, the first details always come from Apple's analyst Ming-Chi Kui, who is now working for TF International Securities. He has several contacts deep in Apple's supply chain, and the information he receives from them is almost always accurate. Then, a few months later, forms for the unpublished iPhone models are stolen by Foxconn's servers in China. Third-party accessory makers use these files to build protective cases that are ready in time for release, and graphic designers use them to spot accurate renditions of upcoming iPhone models. It's the stage we're in right now, and a newly released video comes close and personal with Apple's new-haunted iPhone 1
Despite the fact that Apple's upcoming iPhone models will carry a new number in their name, they will not introduce a new design. iPhone users had been trained to expect a new iPhone design every two years, with "S" upgrades between what introduces new markup features along with great performance enhancements. But that's not how Apple operates anymore. Apple starts in 2016 with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, using the same design for three consecutive years instead of two. So in 2019 we will get new iPhone 11 models with the same general design as last year's iPhone XS and the iPhone X from the back in 2017.
As we have seen in countless leaks at this point, there are some major design differences that we see when Apple announces the iPhone 11 series in September. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max both have a large square camera shock on the back that contains a new triple camera system. The iPhone 11R, or whatever Apple ends up calling it, will track a dual-lens rear camera still contained in a square camera bump. Also new is the mute switch on the side of the phone, which is now a small round switch like the one on Apple's latest iPad tablets.
A new video recently published by a YouTube channel called Techy Paradise does a great job of mocking up the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max design. For example, here is a great picture of the new rear camera frame and the updated audio signal:
However, the video makes a few big mistakes. Firstly, it suggests that the iPhone 11 series phones may have a fingerprint reader on the display. They definitely won't. On top of that, the video shows a black area around the triple lens on the silver iPhone 11 model, which you can see at the top of this post. However, according to information from Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 11 series will actually have a camera setup that is color-coded to the back of the phones.
It is still a fantastic video despite these errors, and it also does a great job of showing us Apple's leaked iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max designs from all angles. The video is embedded below, and we definitely recommend watching it while we wait for Apple to unveil its new iPhone 11 series smartphones in September.