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The 2019 iPhone XS Max will supposedly come with a triple-lens system that will pave the way for 3X Optical Zoom. This will allow users to magnify the subject in the camera's viewfinder up to three times without any blurriness.
A separate report claims that at least one of the new iPhones will have a 10MP FaceTime camera which would take better selfies and provide better looking FaceTime video calls.
These upgrades are exciting, but much bigger changes are reportedly coming with the 2020 iPhone models.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to put laser-powered time-of-flight 3D cameras on the iPhone which will lead to big improvements to Augmented Reality (AR) on the iPhone. Analysis from JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee echoes these rumors.
Apple's made a big push into the world of AR starting with the release of ARKit in the most recent versions of iOS.
According to report, the new "rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera is designed to scan the environment to create three-dimensional reconstructions of the real world." It will evidently work up to around 15 feet from the device.
We're also hearing that the 2020 iPhone models could have optical image stabilization in all three rear camera sensors.
The 2020 iPhones also are said to have improved photo capturing tools on board.
On top of that, Apple is reportedly planning to install new chips inside the 2020 iPhones. Not that that comes as a surprise.
According to the hit-or-miss Digitimes, "TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for the 2020 iPhones."
TSMC recently confirmed the release of its complete 5nm chip design infrastructure paving the way for next year's A14 processor.