Friday, March 15, 2019, 04:04 am PT (07:04 am ET)
The rumored triple-camera configuration of the 2019 iPhones will have the lenses in close proximity to each other in a square camera bump, according to a report citing Chinese suppliers, with the claim corroborating mockups of the supposed mobile devices that surfaced in January.
New renders of a triple camera iPhone, via Macotakara
An early render of the2019 iPhone was offered by well-known leak source OnLeaks towards the start of the year, depicting a square camera bump housing three camera lenses and the flash. In that render, the lenses are not evenly organized into individual corners but are instead alternating sides with uneven spacing.
Chinese suppliers reportedly confirmed to Macotakara on Friday the iPhones would use the square camera bump. It is suggested the configuration could be similar to the one used byHuawei’s Mate 20, which evenly spaces the three lenses and flash into separate quadrants, in a more symmetrical layout.
A render of the rumored triple camera setup of the 2019 iPhones from January
The source also advised original accessories for the next generation of iPhone are under development, with initial versions featuring a hole on the back side for the enlarged camera bump.
In terms of size, the 2019 models will apparently be similar to the current selection offered by the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. It is also suggested Apple may offer dual-camera and triple-camera options, but it isn’t entirely clear if the extra camera would be provided only for specific models or if it will be determined by storage capacity.