iPhone 11: release date, price and leaks for the new iPhone
All the leaked details of the 2019 iPhone 11/iPhone XI phones ahead of their September launch
Apple has defined the smartphone era with over a decade of shiny handsets – but what will the next iPhone look like? If you’re eager to know more about the iPhone 11 – or, as it may well be titled, the ‘iPhone XI’ – ahead of its official launch in September, you’ve come to the right place.
According to ESR (via iPhonesoft), a French phone case maker, Apple is set to release three new iPhones to succeed the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
So will the new iPhones be 5G? Will they have a triple lens camera? And what about the release date and prices? Such questions have rumoured answers at this stage, and having sifted through all the latest leaks from reliable sources we are bringing them all to you on one page.
Of course, Apple usually has a few surprises up its sleeve so we won’t know for sure until the iPhone 11 officially launches in September. For now, here’s everything you need to know about the forthcoming iPhone, from camera, battery and screen information, to colour finishes and availability details…
iPhone 11 release date
According to reliable iPhone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), code buried within the iOS 13 beta release appears to suggest that the iPhone 11 will be unveiled on Tuesday 10th September 2019. So there’s one date for your diary, Apple fans. As is typical now, expect a live stream of the Apple event to be freely available.
Pre-orders typically open within 48 hours, so you could be placing an order by the Friday 13th September, with deliveries starting as soon as the following Friday, the 20th September.
iPhone 11 price
As for the new iPhones pricing, a leak published by Evad3rs claims that Apple will offer the sim-free 5.8in iPhone 11 at $999 (128GB), $1099 (256GB) and $1199 (512GB). The sim-free 6.5in iPhone 11 will top out at a whopping $1299 (512GB).
While Apple is famously tight-lipped when it comes to pre-launch information, there is one thing you can more or less count on: the iPhone 11 handsets won’t be any cheaper than their predecessors.
Will the iPhone 11 have a better camera?
One of the first iPhone 11 leaks was around a new triple rear-camera, which, if true, looks to be one of the handset’s biggest selling point… despite its ugliness.
According to a Reddit post by a user who ‘worked at Foxconn’, the triple lens array will feature a 12-megapixel primary sensor that would “aggressively” improve the iPhone 11’s photography game.
One of the rear lenses will have a 120-degree field of view, while a new front camera will sport a reduced ‘notch’ and deliver improved facial recognition and augmented-reality (AR) capabilities.
Both the top-of-the-range 5.8in and 6.5in iPhone 11s will supposedly get the third rear lens, while the successor to the ‘budget’ iPhone XR will stick with a dual lens. Want to up your phone photography game? You might want to start saving up.
Will the iPhone 11 have a bigger battery?
No prizes for guessing the answer to this one. According to a new list of specs posted on Reddit, the battery in the flagship iPhone 11 will top out at 3969mAh, granting it even more juice than last year’s 3174mAh battery-toting iPhone XS Max.
That’s still shy of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Note 10+’s mighty 4100mAh and 4300mAh batteries respectively, but it would certainly help to close the gap.
Will the iPhone 11 have an improved screen?
Speaking of Samsung comparisons, this is perhaps the most interesting… The regular iPhone 11 will reportedly feature an LCD screen, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will sport OLED displays that could well be the same as those found in the latest flagship Samsung handsets.
South Korean site The Elec reports that the higher-end iPhones will be equipped with an OLED panel made of ‘M9’ material, which is found in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
China’s The Global Times also predicted that some regions will get an under-screen fingerprint scanner, but that now seems to be on the back-burner until 2020.
All three models will reportedly debut a A13 Bionic processor, though, so expect better graphics performance from those screens, as well as smarter answers from Siri.
Will the iPhone 11 come in new colours?
Apple is rumoured to be adding a new dark green hue to its familiar range of white, back and gold colourways. The author of the rumour likened it to the Sony Z5 in verdant ‘Forest Green’.
Meanwhile, prolific leaker Max Weinbach has suggested that Apple might release a ‘rainbow’ iPhone coated in a colour-changing paint that would subtly change in hue when viewed from different angles.
Will the iPhone 11 support 5G?
Many of Apple’s rivals – including Samsung and LG – are launching 5G smartphones this year in-line with the first roll-outs of the superfast 5G phone networks. But rather than joining early adopters, it seems Apple may be sitting this one out. It’s been widely reported that Apple won’t release a 5G iPhone until 2020.