Bloomberg’s report of TSMC starting production for the next-generation A-series chipset reveals quite a bit about the company’s 2019 iPhone lineup. The report states that the 2019 iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max are codenamed D43 and D43, with the iPhone XR known internally as N104.
The report states that all three 2019 iPhones will look similar to the existing iPhones, with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max gaining a new ultra-wide angle shooter at the rear. As for the 2019 iPhone XR, it will switch to a dual camera set up at the rear compared to its existing single lens solution.
Keeping up with the trend of 5x and 10x optical zoom, Apple will also offer a broader range of zoom on its 2019 iPhone 11 models. There will also be an auto-correction feature in which people who were accidentally cut out from a photo can be added back into it.
Thanks to the increased battery capacity, the 2019 iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max variants will be about 0.5mm thicker than the outgoing models. The handsets will feature reverse wireless charging similar to what we have already seen on the likes of the Galaxy S10 and Huawei Mate 20/P30 series that will allow users to charge their AirPods or other such accessories wirelessly.
While most of the stuff in the report was already known, the auto-correction feature definitely sounds interesting. It looks like Apple will be capturing photos from the primary 12MP shooter and the ultra-wide angle shooter and then process them in the background to offer this feature. It definitely sounds useful, though it remains to be seen how it turns out to be in real life.
It is clear that the highlight of the 2019 iPhone lineup is going to their improved camera performance, better battery life, and reverse wireless charging.