The three phones, which will be launched in the fall, will continue to use the Lightning port and will have a new module at the rear.
Like last year, Apple will launch three new iPhone models with different screen sizes, price, and features this fall. As on previous occasions, some of its main features have already been filtered. The company’s big bet for this year will be the inclusion of an additional camera with wide-angle function.
The design of the phones, therefore, will be very similar on the front, but on the back, the camera module will be square to give space to the new lens. A design that also seems to be the one chosen for the new generation of Google Pixel phones.
New leaks from the assembly line now point to new details and functions of the phone. The most interesting is that the front camera of the new phones will also have improvements. It will be brighter and will offer the option of recording video at a speed of 120 fps to achieve slow-motion effects.
The wide-angle rear lens will allow not only to take better photographs of buildings or large groups of people, but to add intelligent editing functions. Apple seems to be preparing a feature called Smart-Frame that will allow you to re-frame an image after taking the photo with the additional information captured by that sensor. Even, if at the time of shooting parts of the model were out of the frame. This function will also allow making perspective corrections in buildings, for example, maintaining the final quality of the image.
Another important novelty is that although Apple plans to eliminate the 3D Touch function – a little-used function that allowed pressing on the screen with more force to activate contextual menus. It will include a new “haptic” vibration motor, capable of simulating the sensation of being pressed physically in some regions of the screen surface.
The new phones will release as every year a new processor, which in this case will be the A13, known for now with the codename of Cebu. It is not yet known what its benefits will be, but it will almost certainly be manufactured with the same process in 7nm of the current A12.
What seems certain is that Apple will choose another year to keep the Lightning connector on their phones. This proprietary port has accompanied the iPhone since 2012 but the fact that the company has replaced it in other products that also used it. Such as the iPad Pro, gave rise to a transition for its entire range of products. Several analysts point out that this transition is underway and that Apple will eventually migrate the iPhone to a USB-C connection, but it will not be this year. Yes, I could change the design of the phone charger, which would have a USB-C port instead of the current USB-A.
Apple is expected to announce these new iPhone models at an event at its Cupertino headquarters during the second week of September. As in previous years, phones will reach the market throughout the same month.