Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Apple plans to launch three new iPhone models this year

Apple plans to launch three new iPhone models this year

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch three new iPhone models in 2019, including a successor to its more popular iPhone XR.

The XR has struggled to take off since it was launched in October a year ago. At the moment, the only difference between the iPhone XS and XS Max is a larger display and bigger battery. The WSJ news confirms the presence of the three cameras, that according to the newspaper will be one of the key characteristics of the iPhone of 2019.

The Cupertino, Calif. -based company has chose to stick to liquid-crystal display (LCD) at a time when sluggish sales of iPhone XR cut into its most recent revenue projection, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. Currently, the iPhone XR is the only model that doesn't have 3D Touch and instead has Haptic Touch, a feature that uses long-display presses and haptic feedback to evoke new actions. Apple last week cut its fourth... Due to disappointing sales of the iPhone XR the company may have wanted to switch fully to OLED earlier, but apparently its 2019 plans can't now easily be altered, as they've been in the pipeline for months.

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The Apple iPhone XI Max will lead the way with its previously rumoured triple-camera system on the rear.

The main change to that cheaper handset will be the adoption of a similar dual-camera system found on the current XS models.

AdvertisementThis report appears to back up another recent rumor, suggesting that the new top-tier iPhone will sport a series of camera lenses arranged in a triangle configuration. Industry watchers have said that their higher price tag-the iPhone XS starts at $999 and the iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099-hobbled sales and forced Apple to revise its production downward to address lower-than-expected demand.

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