WSJ: iPhone 11 will have triple camera, XR successor will have dual - GSMArena.com news
13 January, 2019, 11:26
According to Mr. Cook, Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup sales were accounted for in the company's previous quarter, as opposed to the iPhone X, whose unit shipments were reflected in 1Q18. 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.
However, Apple's most recent range of iPhones - the Xr, Xs and Xs Max - have failed to ignite the smartphone market.
Cupertino is expected to introduce two high-end iPhone devices with OLED displays and a cheaper iPhone with an LCD display later this year, according to the WSJ.
This week, Chinese retailers have started to sell the iPhone XR model with a 17.1 percent discount, slashing its price from $1,036 to $858, due to a lack of demand for newly released iPhone models. One seller had a 256GB version of the iPhone XS Max, Apple's most premium device, for 9,699 yuan ($1,436), much lower than the U.S. firm's official selling price of 10,999 yuan ($1,628). But nonetheless, a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests Apple has three new iPhones coming out this year, one with three rear cameras, another lower-cost one like the iPhone XR and. something else.
The current iPhone XS series features two 12MP lenses, with one being a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto with 2x optical zoom.
Last week, Apple issued its first revenue warning in almost 12 years, sending its shares down 10 percent, their biggest intra-day fall in six years. This is despite the iPhone XR not doing as well as Apple had hoped for. The smartphones could be revealed by Apple in September, when it regularly shows off its latest new models.
Unfortunately, there's still no word on whether Apple will be lowering their iPhone prices this year-which would probably help boost sales more than camera improvements would. The cause of the reduced sales seems to be high prices and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei.