Apple will adopt black lens-coating technologies on its 2019 iPhone range, according to a new report.
The company is expected to introduce a new coating to the iPhone that will make camera lenses “inconspicuous” and provide a more streamlined and consistent screen experience – appeasing consumers who complained about the camera notch on the iPhone XS.
The news comes from popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also reported that the company will introduce 12-megapixel front cameras on the successor to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max in 2019, something that has surprised many Apple fans.
It’s expected that the camera will be one of the biggest selling points in this year’s iPhone, offering triple-camera and dual-camera systems on the rear, and a brand new 12-megapixel camera on the front of all three devices, offering second-to-none picture quality for selfies.
Presently, all three iPhones feature seven-megapixel front cameras, so the change will likely be a significant upgrade and provide new opportunities in augmented reality and Face ID.
A triple-lens camera has already been teased by OnLeaks, who provided a rendering of a strange-looking bump on the rear of the iPhone, with three cameras and a flash module.
By coating the new lenses in a black finish, the iPhone’s exterior will prove more attractive, though it’s unknown where the company will integrate the cameras into the iPhone or whether they’ll continue to stick out as a separate bump, something many have criticized.
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