After a shocking reveal of the new iPhone X by the end of the last year, we have a few months to prepare for its replacement! Although the X was not the only iPhone released that month, it drew the most attention from the very first day. We also had an opportunity to try out the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. As a successor of a premium iPhone 10, comes the iPhone 11 and we can’t wait to see the final product! Since Apple is very mysterious about their new launches until the official announcement, it is very hard to find precise details about the new models; but, where there’s a will, there’s a way!
This article contains all the available information about the upcoming iPhone 11. Make yourself comfortable and continue reading.
iPhone 11 Release Dates
The announcement and release dates for new iPhones are usually scheduled for September. Apple followed this tradition from the very beginning and was only late with the iPhone X for a couple of weeks. Therefore, the official announcement should arrive in early September 2018 and the launch by the end of the same month.
Different to the previous iPhones, iPhone 11 might have a trial production. Rumors have it that it will occur during the second quarter of the year and should prevent the delays of the final launch.
Names of the new iPhones in 2018
All the names you’ve read about the iPhones in 2018 are uncertain for now. Only Apple knows what exactly are they going to call them.
Here are the most frequently mentioned names:
- iPhone 9/9 Plus
- iPhone 11/11 Plus
- iPhone Xs/Xs Plus
- iPhone X Plus (iPhone X second generation)
For now, these are all assumptions and considering there will be 3 models this year, we should not exclude any of these options for now.
News, Rumors, and Predictions
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst that had the most precise predictions about the previous iPhones, claims there will be two iPhones with OLED displays and stainless steel frame and they are both arriving this year. Knowing that OLED display belongs to the premium series, one of them is probably going to be the iPhone 11.
He also said that Apple is less likely to incorporate a TrueDepth camera system in the back camera of the phone, which many people are looking forward to. This attribute is the key of the Face ID and Animoji on the iPhone X. Seems like it’s too early for Apple Inc. to develop it even more.
Accordingly, iPhone 11 will be much faster while using the mobile data and will also support dual-SIM card.
The most surprising rumor about the new device claims that there won’t be only one iPhone 11 but two. Rumors like this have been circled before the release of the iPhone X and the latest update says there will be one model of 5.8 inches and other of 6.5 inches.
Other rumors from different sources are very similar in terms of the screen. One of them claims that Apple will launch phones with OLED display in 5.8 and 6.5 sizes, while also launching an iPhone with an LCD screen of 6.1 inches. The third model should have a metal back instead of glass.
Since the names of the new phones are not announced yet, most people refer to them based on the screen. That’s why most reports and news talk about OLED and LCD iPhones rather than calling them iPhone 9, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus.
Accordingly, the 6.5-inch model will have 480-500 pixels per inch and the 5.8-inch model will be 458ppi. They will both have stainless steel frames, dual-lens cameras and 4GB of RAM. Both of these models should belong to the premium series and will be more expensive than the third iPhone, which could be the iPhone 9.
Apple should improve this area more than all the others since it is the most frequent subject of complaints. Namely, the 5.8-inch model should have a larger battery by 10% in comparison to the iPhone 10. The 6.5-inch model is supposed to have a battery of 3,300/3,400mAh and that would increase its size by 25%.
The new line-up will probably use Intel modems completely. Apple used to switch between Qualcomm and Intel but after legal issues with Qualcomm, they will probably exclude the material from that company completely.
As for design, most predictions claim that the iPhone X spirit will stay for a while. The top notch and the edge-to-edge screen should be a part of the iPhone 11 as well.
iPhone users love their cameras and Apple knows it. Since the iPhone 7, the company hasn’t introduced some major camera changes until the iPhone X. This phone was a great deal from the very beginning and Apple implemented the camera in many different ways that make the photo quality outstanding.
We expect iPhone 11 to inherit all these great features of its predecessor, including the optical image stabilization (OIS), TrueDepth camera system on the front, all the camera modes and utilization of two sensors of 12 megapixels.
Ever since the iPhone X came out, everyone focused on the incredible camera and its attributes. One of those includes the Portrait Lightning, which is ideal for Instagram or simply photography lovers.
Instead of running the old A11 bionic chip, iPhone 11 will probably have the A12 chip. This chipset is estimated to increase the performance speed up to 25% comparing to the A10 Fusion. Combining with other technologies of the iPhone 11, this chipset should increase the quality of the phone and improve its CPU by 30%.
All the iPhones in 2018 should have high display resolution and high refresh rates. The company is designing these chips for their proprietary products so they will surely put an extra effort into upgrading the graphics processor’s performance with the new chip. Analysts expect Apple to double the graphics performance with the new A12 chip.
With the A11 bionic chip, Apple introduced the Apple Neutral Engine that, according to them was a specialized hardware, meant to learn algorithms. The executives announced it as a dual-core chipset with the ability to perform over 600 billion operations/second. It also plays a critical part in the Face ID, a facial recognition system.
This year, everyone expects Apple to use the potential of the Apple Neutral Engine to the maximum and add a sheer computing power. The Neutral Engine of the A12 could perhaps perform more than a trillion calculations per second. It would also support other algorithms that share its utility within the IOS app ecosystem.
5G – Advanced Network
iPhone 11 might support 5G! This would be a major upgrade that could lead smartphones and the world itself to a new path.
5G stands for 5th generation wireless systems which are upgraded wireless network technologies that haven’t been deployed properly yet. The primary 5G technologies consist of: Millimeter wave bands (26, 28, 38, and 60 GHz); Massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output – 64-256 antennas); “Low-band 5G” and “Mid-band 5G” (600 MHz to 6 GHz, especially 3.5-4.2 GHz).
This would not be the first time Apple steps forward with a new technology of this kind. They did it with iPhone 3G first then iPhone 5 (4G) and now might go with 5G!
If you thought the price shock was over with the iPhone X, you were wrong! It was only the first premium device out of many that will surprise us, including the iPhone 11. The initial price will probably be minimum $999.