The future of iPhone is in flux, with predictions of some features appearing while others fade away. According to a report published today, we will not see 5G in an iPhone in 2019, but we will see that feature by 2020. It means another year to wait – maybe. It may also be that 5G changes the game for each smartphone everywhere.
There are many rumors flying around this week, but we start with a set from MacRumors and work our way back. The iPhone collection of 2020 will apparently roll with 5G support and relatively large upgrades to the front and back of the phone. In front: a full-screen fingerprint sensor. On the back: a newly embossed 3D sensing camera setup.
But wait, you might say, I've been following very closely and was thought to have a 3D sensor on the back of the 201
The front of the iPhone collection in 2020 was tipped to get a full-screen touch ID system. It means fingerprint login anywhere on the display with "acoustic fingerprint technology." Like it will hear your thumb come from a mile away, right?
There is a potential 2020 iPhone SE 2 that comes (of course next year), but there is some doubt about the legitimacy of this rumor. It may be that Apple is simply considering this device and has not yet committed to ordering spare parts in bulk. Apple still seems to be required to use ONLY OLED in its iPhones starting as early as 2020.
The more conservatively priced iPhone XR in 2019 is said to have an extra GB of RAM – so 4GB instead of 3GB. Otherwise, it will be very similar to its predecessor. Although no iPhones from this point forward will have the 3D touch, apparently. It's a feature that goes pretty much all the way to the benefit of the Haptic Touch – so it is said.
Like last year, production is likely to be hit in July and August, and we'll see an event at Apple's headquarters in September 2019. This means either a September release date or September 11 for iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI, whatever you want to call it at this early stage).