Apple, seemingly, has developed a knack for leaking its own products in recent years, nevertheless, there is a new leak surfacing online that the Cupertino-based company might not have wanted out.
Leaked by Mr-White, who happens to have a long history of leaking Apple products before they are officially announced, the image reveals schematics for a next-generation iPhone. The schematics show a chassis that is more or less similar to the previous iterations of iPhones, nevertheless, there is a new triple camera array suggesting that Apple is indeed going in with a triple camera module with its next flagship iPhone.
The top left corner of the schematic reveals three circular cut-outs and two square cut-outs. Historically, teardowns have shown that Apple implements a camera module in the former and a microphone and a flash in the latter.
The schematics fall perfectly in line with the leaks that have been making rounds online suggesting that Apple will introduce triple rear-mounted cameras with its next iteration of the iPhone. Putting the schematics with the leaked images shows that the next iPhone will not be on the attractive side, however, Apple has to venture this way in order to stay relevant in the competitive market.
According to the previous leaks and reports, Apple will ship its flagship iPhones–the successors of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, with triple rear cameras while the successor to iPhone XR will come with dual rear cameras. Mr-White, however, seems to have mixed u the name, as he posted the schematics of an iPhone with triple rear camera holes and labeled it as the “New iPhone XR”.
An early report on 2019 iPhone from Bloomberg also suggests a triple camera module for the device. The report states that Apple will adopt a long-distance 3D ToF sensor made by Sony. With the recent leaks, it could be cross-referenced that the third camera on the upcoming iPhone will be a ToF sensor.