Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so whatever new iPhone designs you’ve seen or read about recently are more in the imagination of the beholder than a reflection of reality. Reality won’t show up for a couple of more months.
One of the most intriguing iPhone 11 headlines in the past few months came from boy genius Zach Epstein:
New renders show Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 design from every angle
It’s a render. Someone leaked a render.
In other words, someone rendered what they think the new iPhones will look like, then gave the so-called rendered design to someone to publish.
How about this statement?
Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 11 series smartphones won’t be the most exciting new handsets of 2019
How would anybody know? The new iPhones have yet to be announced. What it will be is much like every other new smartphone on the market. A flat slab of glass with rounded corners.
I wonder where that design came from?
From the front, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R (if that’s what Apple ends up naming them) will sport a design that looks identical to Apple’s iPhones from the last two years.
And mostly identical to every new smartphone of significance.
Oh, will it be iPhone 11? Or, iPhone Xi? Or, what? Only Apple knows. The geniuses at BGR don’t know.
What about the backside of iPhone 11-ish?
They’ll look the same as the iPhone X and iPhone XS apart from a larger and more unsightly square camera bump and slightly different glass that’s frosted instead of clear
The most recent iPhone rumor render leaks show a very large camera bezel on the backside. Ugly? Well, the Notch was ugly but a year or two later and nobody cares.
Even more recent renders– just days ago in 9To5Mac— show a big camera bump on the back.
Even more ridiculous is Google’s upcoming 4XL imaginary design rumor leaks with an ugly-like camera bump on the back, and– insert Mac360’s famous drum roll here… a gawd-awful Forehead, courtesy of SlashGear.
Oh the humanity!
A Forehead is what the Notch would be without ears. Nobody care except tech writers, but most new smartphones come with smaller bezels, smaller Foreheads and Chins (where iPhone’s Touch ID lives), but the trend is clear.
Flat slabs of glass with rounded corners and large displays.
Otherwise, whatever the new iPhones will be remain what they are. Imaginary. Rumors. Leaked renders from gifted designers. With an imagination that adds to the rumors.
What those iPhone renders do not show is what counts. Faster CPU. Larger display. Bigger battery. Faster charging. Maybe even two-way wireless charging.
Sidebar: Do you know anybody that actually uses wireless charging on their iPhones or Android phones? I’m asking for a friend who didn’t know what it was. Ben and I just found out our new car has a wireless charging pad built into the console. Who knew?
Remember, two years ago we thought the Notch was ugly and now nobody cares except members of the technorati elite politburo. Apple’s next iPhone models might sport a bigger camera bump thanks to more cameras, but who cares? Most of us use a case anyway and that gets rid of the bump.
You gotta wonder why Samsung, Google, Apple, and competitors don’t just make their smartphones a little thicker. That would take away the camera bump and give customers more battery.