As has become a tradition Mark Gurman and Debby Wu have some new details about the upcoming iPhones, iPads and iOS 13:
For 2019, Apple plans successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max — code-named D42 and D43 — and an update to the iPhone XR, said the people. The larger of the new high-end iPhones will have three cameras on the back, and other handsets could eventually come with the upgraded system, too, the people said.
The follow-up to the current iPhone XS Max will come with three rear cameras, that will allow for a larger field of view which means Apple will increase the zoom compared to current models. Software might make it possible to “repair” a photo or video that has been cut-off using this camera. Live photos will capture more frames, going up from 3 to then 6 seconds.
The hardware will look largely be the same, but Apple is testing a version with USB-C. Bigger changes will come next year with the introduction of 5G capable models.
iOS 13 tldr:
iOS 13 will have dark mode, improvements to CarPlay. It will certain enhancements for the iPad like a new home screen, support for tabbed apps, just like a browser tab and better file management.
iOS 13 is most likely to be shown at Apple’s developer conference which usually takes place early June. New iPhones are usually presented in September. According to Bloomberg there won’t be new iPad Pros this year.
I personally have reached the point of where I have to question myself more and more if buying the most recent iPhone on a yearly basis at the end of September. However, the iPhone X was a completely new design with many new features. I also got the iPhone XS Max, because I missed the bigger screen of the previous Plus models after going with the X a year before.
I keep wondering what they need do to make me buy the next iPhone in September 2019? USB C for me would be a reason. But I somehow don’t see this happening. I feel like it might be more likely that they remove the port completely and turn the iPhone into an Apple Watch without any ports at all.
Another aspect is the ever better camera. But unless they have something that works in the realms of Google’s Night Sight I’ll have to see it before actually pulling the trigger.