By now, the word is out. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 and iPhone XR2 are dividing fans more than the final season of Game of Thrones. Now we have our best look yet at Apple’s new flagship and it will only heat-up debate.
In something of a superhero double up, Concept Creator (arguably the sector’s finest render artist) has worked with the leaked iPhone 11 designs from impeccable industry insider Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks. The result (titled “Introduction [to the] Official Design”) is the best look you will get of the iPhone 11 before Tim Cook holds it up on stage.
What are the highlights? Apple’s complete redesign of the rear cameras is what stands out. Whether the new specifications justify the monstrous new camera bulge remains to be seen, but Apple has fallen behind its rivals in the photography stakes, so this substance-over-style approach could pay off if the leap in quality is big enough.
Concept Creator has also highlighted Apple’s change to the iPhone 11 mute switch. This year it will drop the popular horizon mechanism used since the iPhone’s inception, to the polarising vertical slider used on iPads which has a much smaller area for your finger to push. I can understand Apple unifying its design language, but I’d have moved iPads to the iPhone switch, not the other way round.