We are only in April and the 2019 Apple iPhone models should not be unveiled until September. But Ben Geskin, the designer of many iPhone concepts, sent a tweet today (via BGR) including a picture of a phone that he thought could be the iPhone 11. And at first glance, it seemed credible considering the fact that the phone was in the hands of Terry Gou , CEO of Foxconn. Foxconn, of course, is Apple's largest contract manufacturer and assembles the majority of iPhone units. If a few people had access to an iPhone 11 prototype at this early stage, Gou would appear on this list. The executive participated in a press conference to announce that he was a candidate for the presidency of Taiwan. You can see the phone 45 seconds after the start of the video, then back to 1:15. You can also see a still image of the phone in the slideshow at the bottom of this article.
According to rumors, 2019 iPhones offer wireless reverse charging
According to recent rumors, Apple is expected to launch three new models in September, including a 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Max, a 6.1-inch iPhone 11 and a sequel to the iPhone XR. The first two models will feature OLED panels and a three-camera configuration at the rear. The iPhone XR (2019) could feature a dual camera configuration at the back. Apple would also intend to increase the battery capacity of its new phones in order to offer a reverse wireless charge. Similar to the PowerShare feature on Galaxy S10 models, 2019 iPhone users might be able to return their device's screen and wirelessly charge their AirPods or other Qi compatible devices. In the way it works, the charged device will recharge to power the host iPhone. Apple would have decided to give the iPhones 2019 larger batteries to share some of this energy with other devices. In addition, the new models should think outside the box with a fast charger 18 W that normally costs $ 29 as a separate accessory from Apple.
Render of Apple iPhone 11 shows a triple camera configuration
Just in case you think that this is way too early for the release of any reliable leak on the iPhone, in February 2017, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had correctly disclosed the size of the screen , memory and storage configurations of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (which at the time we all called the iPhone 8 confusingly). Most importantly, Kuo was very familiar with the operation of a "revolutionary" front camera (now the TrueDepth camera) and its ability to produce 3D mapping for face recognition technology known as Face ID. He also knew that the 5.8-inch model would not carry a Home / Touch ID button. And it was seven months before these models were unveiled.
No, the Foxconn CEO has not disclosed the Apple iPhone 11 to-day