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Another Leak Points Towards Controversial Square Camera Bump on All Three 2019 iPhones

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Just four months ahead of September, when Apple typically unveils new iPhones, leaks and rumors are starting to surface fast and frequently.


Render of 2019 iPhone with triple-lens rear camera via OnLeaks

The latest comes courtesy of Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who tweeted a photo of alleged case molds for a trio of upcoming iPhones over the weekend. If accurate, the molds suggest that all three 2019 models will feature a large square camera bump, as seen in many leaks to date.

iPhone molds like these are typically created based on design specifications and dimensions that leak out of the factories of Apple manufacturing partners such as Foxconn, allowing third-party accessory makers to prepare properly-fitting cases ahead of time, but they are not always accurate.

Alleged next iPhone case moldings show what we discussed in our story last week in terms of new cameras. 3 on the high end, 2 on the new XR. Plus all models apparently getting a square, at least based on this one mold floating around. https://t.co/BhAFTZZL6u pic.twitter.com/QlNJTsApzX
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2019

The rumored design of the camera bump has proven quite controversial since it was first leaked by OnLeaks in January, with many criticizing the look of both the bump itself and the positioning of the camera lenses within the bump.

It is unclear why Apple would use the square bump for the next iPhone XR if rumors about it having a dual-lens rear camera are accurate, as the existing pill-shaped bump used on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max would seem sufficient, but perhaps it is merely for consistency.

It's worth noting that the camera design might end up being not quite as polarizing as seen in renders, as rumors suggest that Apple plans to apply a special black coating on some of the lenses that could help them blend into the bezel.

Last week, Gurman said the third camera on the next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be an ultra-wide-angle lens that enables a broader range of zoom. The second lens on the next iPhone XR is expected to enable increased zoom as well. The new cameras are also expected to power new augmented reality capabilities.

 
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Looks fucking tacky. Not something I'd expect apple to put on a phone.
 

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like a iwatch on your iphone without the watch.
Apple was always top notch in regards to design but what is this abomination.
 

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I’m utterly jealous of all my friends with different phones. My wife’s hairdresser had that new huaaiwuuauaia phone and the pictures it takes make my X look like a joke.

And it’s camera design the back doing look utterly stupid.

This is Apple trying to do what others are doing with the 3 camera thing, but utterly failing at the design as usual. I mean look how ugly this is... ugh...

And none of this even means pictures will be any better... because Apple can’t get that right either.

Ugh... what happened Apple... what happened...
 

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I’m utterly jealous of all my friends with different phones. My wife’s hairdresser had that new huaaiwuuauaia phone and the pictures it takes make my X look like a joke.

And it’s camera design the back doing look utterly stupid.

This is Apple trying to do what others are doing with the 3 camera thing, but utterly failing at the design as usual. I mean look how ugly this is... ugh...

And none of this even means pictures will be any better... because Apple can’t get that right either.

Ugh... what happened Apple... what happened...
Tim Cook happened. Ever since Steve passed away, Apple hasn’t been the same imo. Also, this guy needs to leave Apple:



Like, yea he’s made some nice design over the years, but he’s getting stale now.
 

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I like the X look. For me, it just needed smaller bezels, and that notch to go away and everything be under the screen, but even then the notch grew on me.

But I can’t believe we are STILL in the same place with battery tech, and another year, the third one, with the X form factor...

When are they going to change this shit up? Other phones have a small pin hole for camera and nothing else, and under the screen finger print sensor, and all sorts... Apple are still making the most expensive handsets with the worst camera, terrible battery life, and iOS which still hasn’t had any major improvement in a decade...

*mind blows*

But sadly I’m in that shitty camp where I’m so used to iPhone I don’t feel right going elsewhere... but everybody around me have moved on. Sooner or later this will crash down on them...
 
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CyberPanda

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I like the X look. For me, it just needed smaller bezels, and that notch to go away and everything be under the screen, but even then the notch grew on me.

But I can’t believe we are STILL in the same place with battery tech, and another year, the third one, with the X form factor...

When are they going to change this shit up? Other phones have a small pin hole for camera and nothing else, and under the screen finger print sensor, and all sorts... Apple are still making the most expensive handsets with the worst camera, terrible battery life, and iOS which still hasn’t had any major improvement in a decade...

*mind blows*

But sadly I’m in that shitty camp where I’m so used to iPhone I don’t feel right going elsewhere... but everybody around me have moved on. Sooner or later this will crash down on them...
I keep telling you, its Johnny Ive's. He always want 'thin' designs. As a result, the battery suffers.
 

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Yeah that makes me laugh when Apple keep searching for this thin phone (damn things thin enough) but then release a over priced battery case for £89,967 that doubles the battery but also the size...
 

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Yeah that makes me laugh when Apple keep searching for this thin phone (damn things thin enough) but then release a over priced battery case for £89,967 that doubles the battery but also the size...
It's all about the profits, sadly. Steve Jobs wouldn't have allowed that shit if he was still alive.