Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year

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The Cupertino-based company is said to be bringing new camera features to the upcoming iPhone models, including a possible triple camera setup in the iPhone XS Max successor.

Expect to see an extra lens for each of the 2019 iPhone models, claims a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

However, WSJ did not mention anything about the 3D camera making it to the new iPhone. Given the recent decline in iPhone sales, that means it might be until 2020 when we really see what lessons (if any) Apple has taken from recent events. Declining sales for lower end models. and the escalating price of higher-end models, caused Apple to restrategize and cut back on their cheaper phones.

The renders (above), shared by usually-reliable tipster @OnLeaks, show a protruding Mate 20 Pro-esque square camera array comprising with three lenses, the third offset from the other two, and an accompanying flash and microphone.

Apple plans to release a successor to the iPhone XR that will also use an LCD screen and be priced at the lower end of the lineup, according to the report.

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It's important to clarify that at this point in the production timeline, Apple likely already can not change major features for the 2019 models, but the phones are still not finalized by any means, so other changes are possible.

The report is light on other features of the 2019 iPhones.

While sales of the iPhone XR have reportedly been sluggish and WSJ says Apple isn't too keen on the prospect of releasing another entry-level iPhone, it may be too late for the company to switch up its plans. The iPhone has the distinction of being among the most mobile devices in the market right now and that puts it out of reach to a lot of buyers.

Brick-and-mortar retailer GOME Retail Holdings has discounted a range of iPhone models, while several authorized Apple resellers on Tmall, a marketplace run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, are set to offer discounts on Sunday.

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