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MoneyReport: Apple plans three new iPhones, one may have three rear cameras

14:20  11 january  2019
14:20  11 january  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Report: Apple plans three new iPhones, one may have three rear cameras

Apple will introduce a triple-camera iPhone this year and another lower-priced LED model, according to the Wall Street Journal. Despite supposedly sluggish sales of its current iPhone XR LED model, the news means the company still wants a diverse mid-to-high range lineup. Like most other manufacturers, Apple is experiencing a slowdown in the smartphone market as consumers upgrade less often.

Apple has several dual-camera smartphone models now, but other manufacturers including Huawei and LG already have devices with at least three. Samsung even released a mid-range model, the Galaxy A7, with a triple rear camera setup. Adding a third camera would let Apple offer more consumer-friendly photography features like telephoto closeups and improved "bokeh" blurred backgrounds. A three-camera iPhone has been rumored before, as shown in the render below.

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According to the WSJ, Apple isn't necessarily keen to build another budget-oriented XR device. However, the next model has been in development for months already and it would be too difficult and costly to switch gears. By 2020, it plans to build all of its iPhones with OLED displays, which offer superior contrast and color reproduction.

iPhones are looking less competitive every year against models from Huawei and other companies that are now at least as technologically advanced. In that sense, it'll be interesting to see how it proceeds over the next year to try to regain its advantage. In the meanwhile, though, it still has to sell iPhones, so it seems that XR devices will remain until at least 2020.

Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10 percent

Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10 percent Apple lowering its earnings guidance by a whopping $5 billion is probably a big enough indicator that the tech giant is feeling the effects of struggling smartphone sales and the US-China trade war. A new Nikkei report makes it even clearer that the tech giant isn't immune to market saturation, though: According to the publication, Cupertino has asked its suppliers to manufacture fewer iPhones than planned for January to March. Apple is reportedly cutting the overall production target of both old and new iPhones, including the XS Max, XS and XR, by around 10 percent.

Apple might give 2019 iPhone upgraded cameras, but still no USB-C.
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