The next iPhone will probably have a huge camera problem, but do we care? (Photo: Commented.com)

You may want to stay patient before buying your next iPhone.

Of course, the planned unveiling of Apple's iPhone 11 (if that's what it's called) is still in about two months, and all that awaits us at this point are leaks and rumors.

But there is already some clue that the 2019 iPhone upgrade cycle will be relatively modest, if it's actually a little boring, with much bigger changes coming in 2020. In particular, if you are looking for a compatible iPhone with fast-flicker 5G networks that operators have begun to deploy, you will definitely have to wait until next year.

These are the beginnings of 5G, and Apple has a long tradition of adopting technologies on its own schedule rather than rushing to be the first. But you can not help but notice all the Android rivals that already have or will soon get started with 5G handsets.

What all this suggests for the faithful iPhone is that the wait can be your best option.

This is unless you are tempted by an Android field that continues to grow stronger. I was very impressed with the OnePlus 7 Pro that I took recently. It's not a 5G phone either – it will come later – but many who have seen it have been intrigued by its gorgeous screen and design, and the camera is fantastic.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 7, when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10, the next versions of its most expensive phones, which could include one or two 5G variants.

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The biggest changes of the iPhone arrive in 2020

In a note to clients visited by CNBC, Samik Chatterjee, a JP Morgan analyst, speculated that three iPhones from September 2020 – not knowing what they would call by then – will have screen sizes of 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inches and will include OLED displays and yes, 5G modems. Chatterjee added that at least two of the three trios will have "Time of Flight" 3D sensors to enhance the quality of augmented and virtual reality games and other custom applications.

Where will it leave the 2019 phones that should be launched in September? Look for three handsets that will include chip enhancements and higher specifications, but wall writing suggests these upgrades will be incremental.

Battery life: So, this is probably at least a little better, or at least hope is going, and it 's never something to make fun of. (There may be room inside for bigger batteries.)

Cameras: With a triple camera system at the back, at least on the more expensive new models, if not all three, the optics should also improve. This might give a shooter more flexible wide-angle zoom options. The new iPhone can also help you better capture photos in low light conditions, which Google Pixel phones and the aforementioned OnePlus do very well.

Wireless charging: Another expected feature will allow you to wirelessly charge AirPods or other smartphones by placing them on the back of the new iPhones. Apple is trying to catch up with Samsung and others as well.

Design: Otherwise, the changes made to the design of the new phones will probably not be dramatic, the screen size may match that of the current range of iPhone: a 6.5-inch model (like the 39; iPhone XS Max), a 6.1-inch (like the XR). and an offer of 5.8 inches (the XS).

hacking: It remains to be seen if the notch covering the sensors at the front of these current iPhones will be reduced or disappear completely on newer models.

Cost: A reasonable estimate is that the prices of the new phones will be similar, if not identical, to those of the current iPhone range: US $ 749 for the XR, US $ 999 for the XS, US $ 1099 for the XS Max.

iOS software: One thing we already know for sure is that the latest iPhones will use iOS 13, the software now available in public beta. New features include a dark-mode interface, better privacy protections, and a redesigned Photo application.

Keep in mind however that this is not in itself a reason for upgrading because iOS 13 is also compatible with iPhones dating as far back as 2015.

It is quite possible that Apple has a few surprises in store and that the summer speculations are just that and are far from the base. But if reading tea leaves is right, iPhone buyers might be smart to learn the meaning of patience.

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