2019 iPhone 11 and iPhone XR Lineup Passes Through the EEC Database

Eleven unreleased iPhone models have passed through the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database this week which are likely the 2019 iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and the iPhone XR.

Apple and other companies are required to register their new and upcoming devices with the Eurasian database before they can release it to the public in Armenia, Belarus, Russia, and other countries which are a part of Eurasia.

The model numbers of the 11 iPhones that have crossed through the EEC are as follows:

  • A2111
  • A2160
  • A2161
  • A2215
  • A2216
  • A2217
  • A2218
  • A2219
  • A2220
  • A2221
  • A2223

It is important to note that the EEC filing indicates that all the handsets are running iOS 12 and not iOS 13 which Apple will be unveiling at WWDC 2019 early next month. Plus, just because the handsets have passed through the EEC, it does not mean that Apple is preparing to unveil the iPhone 11. Like every year, we should expect Apple to launch its 2019 iPhone lineup in September itself.

The 2019 iPhones will comprise of three models: the 2019 iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Max. Plenty of details about the 2019 iPhones have already leaked. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will feature triple cameras at the rear, improved Face ID hardware and 12MP camera, faster A-series chip, improved OLED displays, and more. The third new camera sensor will be an ultra-wide angle sensor which has become commonplace in flagship smartphones released this year.

The 2019 iPhone XR will feature a dual camera set up at the rear and will be available in a variety of colors just like the existing iPhone XR. The second camera sensor is rumored to be a telephoto one, though my bet is that Apple will introduce an ultra-wide angle shooter on the device. The handset will also continue to feature an LCD display.

Apple will be making the switch to frosted glass panels at the rear on all three iPhone models. The rear glass will also be a single piece that won’t feature a cutout for the camera sensors.

Our Take

While it is likely that Apple has registered the 2019 iPhone lineup with the EEC, one should not read too much into it. The handsets are still months away from their launch. For now, one should look forward to June 3 when Apple holds the opening keynote of WWDC to unveil iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and more.

[Via MySmartPrice]