2019 Apple iPhone 11, 11 Max, and 11R Purported Specs and Features

I've been covering Apple iDevice releases for 10 years now and frankly, over the years, I've developed a love-hate relationship with this brand.

As some of you may know, I've had the honor of unboxing the first ever Apple iPhone X and XS Max units in the Philippines - thanks to our amazing friends at Manila Bulletin - and it's an experience that I will always treasure as an Apple fan and technology blogger. Humbly, I've also been an ambassador for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad both via Globe Telecom and Smart Communications; I guess I've been around. In hindsight, I can honestly say that the Cupertino company has been a big part of my geek life.

Having said that, I'm starting to feel like Apple is becoming different from the company I fell in love with when I was younger. I'm not sure if many will agree with me but I think the Cupertino company is no longer at the front-line of innovation in the mobile industry. I don't know if it's because Steve Jobs is no longer around to guide the company. But frankly, in the past three or so years, Apple has been clearly outpaced by its rivals, especially Samsung and Huawei in many aspects of crafting a smartphone including display size and resolution, imaging performance, and even battery life. I say that as a tech blogger who's tested and reviewed the releases of these tech giants within that period.

Although my recent blog entries and Facebook posts would tell you that I'm borderline hating on  Apple these days, to be honest, I can't wait to fall in love with the brand again. I just don't feel like I'm the same geek if I'm not inspired by the Cupertino company.

Hopefully, the new iPhone models that will be launched this year will be good enough to rekindle my passion for the brand. The truth is, I haven't upgraded my Apple iPhone X and I'm waiting with baited breath for a great follow-up model to level-up to.

Apple iPhone 11 Max

Like some of you, I've also been closely monitoring rumors and leaks about the 2019 Apple iPhone models, which experts and insiders are now calling the Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone 11 Max, and Apple iPhone 11R.

As their names suggest, these models are expected to directly supersede the 2018 Apple iPhone XS, Apple iPhone XS Max, and Apple iPhone XR, respectively. I guess this means that the iPhone 11 will be the regular version with the smallest screen size along with flagship-level internal hardware and camera features; iPhone 11 Max will have similar innards and imaging capabilities as iPhone 11 but it will sport a larger display; And finally, iPhone 11R will be least powerful of the bunch but it also be the least expensive.

Apple iPhone 11 Max
All iPhone images in this post are mere creative renders courtesy of EverythingApplePro

One of the more interesting rumors about the Apple iPhone 11 and 11 Max is that they will both sport a Triple Rear Camera module similar to what we are now seeing on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. (I know. Apple is late to the party again. Sighs.)

Insiders say that the three camera set-up will be made up of a powerhouse primary shooter with standard field of view, a secondary shooter with telephoto lens enabling lossless zoom, and finally, a tertiary 120-degree ultra-wide snapper. Only the primary cam and the telephoto shooter will have OIS or optical image stabilization, though.

Apple iPhone 11 Max

Apart from having a lower resolution screen compared to its pricier siblings, the Apple iPhone 11R is also purported to have only two cameras at the back instead of three. It won't have an ultra-wide angle snapper but the couple of shooters will be more or less similar to what's on the Apple iPhone 11 and 11 Max.

So I guess if you're not really so much into taking landscape photos or shots of large groups plus you don't mind getting a slightly lower resolution screen, the Apple iPhone 11R could be a more attractive offer for you with its lower price tag.

Apple iPhone 11 Max

Speaking of the screen, I'm not expecting the 2019 iPhone models to have displays that are notably bigger or more pixel-dense compared to their predecessors. Just a hunch, I believe Apple iPhone 11, 11 Max, and 11R will have 5.8-inch, 6.46-inch, and 6.06-inch display sizes, respectively. Also, I don't think Apple is keen on removing the notch on these new handsets despite the growing number of notch-less flagship-level Android smartphones.

As for the processor, experts are saying that all three will be powered by the new 7nm Apple A13 processor that's now in production. Though more powerful and robust than the older model, this chipset is said to be 10% more energy-efficient than the Apple A12 Bionic, which should contribute to longer uptime even if it's just a bit.

Another interesting rumor about 2019 iPhone models is that they'll have have a USB Type C charging port in lieu of the familiar Lightning port. Frankly, I don't think this will turn out true but if it will, I'm going to welcome it since it would mean one less wire to worry about.

That's it for now. Off hand, I think things are looking good. My interest has been piqued. I mean, at least, Apple has obviously worked on the cameras of these new iPhone models to make them even better. After all, great imaging performance is essential in the ultra-premium handset category these days. Anyway.  A lot to look forward to. Stay tuned for updates!

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