Known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed in his latest research note that Apple may be gearing up to introduce its all-new iPhone design in 2020.
Kuo’s note includes his prediction of the biggest-selling points for the 2020 iPhone line-up. He lists three key improvements: “All-new form factor design, 5G support and camera function upgrades,” 9to5Mac reported.
Per the report, Kuo expects these changes with next year’s iPhones would improve the company’s year-on-year growth. The Cupertino-based firm is also planning to incorporate a time-of-flight 3D-sensing rear camera system in the 2020 iPhone models.
In addition, the iPhone maker would use a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) in the cameras of the 2020 iPhones.
VCSEL is a key component of Apple’s TrueDepth camera that also powers features like Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies.
Apple is reportedly mulling to resurrect the cheaper iPhone SE for emerging markets, especially India and China early next year. The new model would be Apple’s first low-cost smartphone since the launch of the iPhone SE in 2016, which started at $399.
YouTube live stream
Meanwhile, Apple has posted YouTube page invitations for its annual iPhone event, which will be held on September 10 at Apple Park in Cupertino.
This is the first time in the history of Apple that the iPhone maker is broadcasting the event live on YouTube.
“Cupertino calling. Join us for an Apple special event live from the Steve Jobs Theater on September 10 at 10 a.m. PDT. Set a reminder and we’ll send an update before the show,” the descriptor reads.
The company is expected to announce its three new iPhone models: The D43 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS Max, the D42 would replace the iPhone XS and the N104 would replace the iPhone XR.
The new iPhone 11 models replacing the iPhone XS series would have a triple rear camera setup at the back and all three sensors will be placed at the back.