And now that CES is over we have a report about this year's new iPhone series that seems to confirm the earlier leak, providing additional details about the iPhone XS and XR successors. That's sure to be the iPhone 11 Max, or whatever Apple's biggest 2019 phone launches as.
Interestingly, the Wall Street Journal says that product planning for Apple's 2019 iPhones is already past the point where major features can be changed.
Just recently we saw images seemingly showing a triple-lens iPhone and now another report claims that one of Apple's upcoming iPhone 11 handsets will have three rear cameras. Apple (aapl) is also considering adding a triple-lens camera system to one of the 2019 models in a bid to compete with Samsung and others that are readying similar camera systems, the Journal's sources said.
It is worth to mention that a week after the shock created by the announcement of a downward adjustment of its revenue forecast for the last quarter of 2018, we learn that Apple has made a decision to reduce by 10% the production of the new iPhones.
However, the cited source indicates that Apple will actually ditch LCD versions of the iPhone next year, so in the long term, the company only wants to offer OLED iPhones.
Offering what sound like iterative updates in 2019 could prove to be a controversial decision on Apple's part, explains the report.
As for the successor to the iPhone XR, Apple will continue to use LCD panels for the device.
Last month, Bloomberg reported that the company was-and still is-facing a "fire drill" to boost sales from shareholders, which prompted Apple to aggressively release its discounted iPhone XR model in October, which runs about $300 less its regular model. However, for 2020, Apple will completely switch to the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, display for iPhones, thereby completely dropping the LCD model, the report said.