Apple’s successor to iPhone XR may include a telephoto lens

Apple iPhone 11

Apple is scheduled to launch three new variants of its iPhone – the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XI — this year. Rumours circulating so far have indicated that the top variants of the company’s 2019 iPhone would sport a triple rear camera setup that would be housed inside a square camera bump. And now we have some update about the third iPhone in Apple’s 2019 lineup. Reports have already indicated that Apple’s successor to the iPhone XR – possibly the iPhone XR 2 – would sport a dual rear camera setup. And now a new report suggests that one of the two lenses at the back of the iPhone XR 2 would be a telephoto lens.

The iPhone XR, that was launched last year, sports a 12MP camera with a wide-angle lens. And this year the Cupertino, California based company plans to add another lens – a telephoto lens – in addition to a wide-angle lens, Japanese site Macotakara reported quoting Chinese suppliers.

Interestingly, the higher variants of the 2019 iPhones that will succeed the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max would include a triple camera setup at the back with the two iPhones borrowing two of their three rear cameras from their low-cost sibling.

Besides sharing details about the camera, the blog said that it is possible that the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max successors use a 3D molding glass for storing the rear camera. It is also possible that the tech giant uses the same 3D molding glass in securing the dual rear camera setup of its iPhone XR successor.

Interestingly, the report notes that Apple is likely to keep the display size of its 2019 iPhone lineup same as that of its 2018 iPhones. This means that the successors to iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are likely to be available in 6.1 LCD, 5.8 inches OLED and 6.5 inches OLED screen sizes.

In addition to this, Apple’s 2019 iPhones are likely to come with a USB to Lightning cable and a USB Type-C 18W adpater. That said it is important to note that all of these are rumours so far and we won’t know anything for sure till Apple officially unveils its iPhone 11 lineup later this year.