The next iPhone could have the right to three photo sensors. In any case, this is what the images of a prototype show.
We are at the beginning of the year, and therefore in principle very far from the presentation of the next iPhone, scheduled for next September. However, Apple is obviously already working to design this new generation, as shown by a first leak on a prototype.
It's once again with Onleaks, in partnership with digit.in, that we owe these first computer-generated images from the plans of a device in Engineering Validation Test, a key step in the design of a iPhone. This means that design elements could evolve by the end of the iPhone. These images are used to get a first idea of the direction taken by Apple for its next smartphone.
Three photo sensors
The element that jumps to the eye while looking at these images is obviously the photo module of this prototype. As more and more brands multiply the number of photo sensors on the back, Apple continues for the moment to integrate two on its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
According to these images, Apple would be ready to integrate a third sensor on the back, offset horizontally compared to the two conventional sensors. The flash would also be shifted, and the mark would add an additional microphone. No doubt to improve the capture of sound when shooting a video, an element often left out by the manufacturers of smartphones.
This first leak does not provide any other information to put in the tooth. Apple recently admitted that iPhone sales were weaker than expected, and tried to explain this situation. The next generation of iPhone will undoubtedly be eagerly awaited to provide a solution.