The high-end iPhone model will feature a triple-camera setup at the rear.
However, WSJ did not mention anything about the 3D camera making it to the new iPhone. As we settle into 2019, eyes are once again turning to the Cupertino tech giant to get a feel for where it plans to take the iPhone this fall.
It was even claimed that Apple may have cut production numbers for some of its 2018 handsets: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. While the XS and XS Max are proper flagships with OLED screens, XR is a "budget" device and thus, comes with an LCD panel.
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Apple's iPhone product development cycle is like clockwork, that means it is very predictable, so it is a pretty safe guess that the company is already making plans for its next big iPhone announcement.
While the LCD display maybe similar to the current iPhone XR, the new budget model will have two rear cameras instead of the one in the iPhone XR. It's not clear from the reports what Apple's purported third lens would bring to the table - although it may relate to Apple's AR ambitions.
Apple has reportedly made a decision to stick with the LCD display on the XR until it brings out a new line in 2020, forsaking the OLED screens it reserves for its higher-end models.
The report is light on other features of the 2019 iPhones.
Mr Cook also acknowledged that consumers in other markets are not buying as numerous latest iPhones. The retailer has also discounted the iPhone 8; a device that's also the target of discounts by other retailers.