Alleged photos of the redesigned logic board of the iPhone 11 have leaked online. For the iPhone X/iPhone XS, Apple used an L-series logic board. However, for the iPhone 11, it looks like the company is going back to a more traditional rectangular shaped logic board design.
Apple had switched to an L-shaped logic board design with the iPhone X in 2017. If the leaked pictures are accurate, it means Apple would once again go back to a rectangular logic board design.
It is likely that Apple is redesigning the logic board to make space for bigger batteries and multiple camera humps on the iPhone 11 and the 2019 iPhone XR. Rumors point to the 2019 iPhones coming with bigger batteries since they will feature reverse wireless charging. The increased battery capacity will also allow the new iPhones to offer longer battery life.
Renders have already given us a look at the massive rear camera hump on the iPhone 11 which will include three camera sensors, including a new ultra-wide angle shooter. Apple is also expected to use a single glass panel at the rear of the iPhone 11 series.
Given the massive internal changes that Apple is planning with the iPhone 11 and 2019 iPhone XR, it does make sense that the company is redesigning the logic board. Despite the massive internal changes though, the iPhone 11 will continue to feature the same external design as the iPhone X/XS with only some minor tweaks. The only notable change will be the massive camera hump at the rear for the triple-camera setup.