iPhone XR2 Leak Suggests A Major Camera Upgrade Is Coming This Year

By Dan Anderson ● May 1, 2019


Photo: Apple iPhone XR

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Apple’s iPhone XR is the best selling iPhone right now as it has some high-end specifications for a low-cost. And now rumors about the iPhone XR are already surfacing.

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According to supply chain sources with Japan-based Macotakara via Forbes, the rumored iPhone XR2 is reportedly going to have a dual-rear camera. So it would have a telephoto lens just like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR — which Apple announced in September 2018 — shipped with a single camera.

If Apple were to integrate a second camera into the iPhone XR successor, it would give less of a reason for consumers to buy the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max though. However, the tradeoff might be worth if it means that more iPhones will be purchased as a whole.

So what changes will Apple make with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max? Rumor has it that Apple is going to actually integrate three cameras in a square-shaped cover on the back of the premium devices.

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Macotakara’s sources also suggested that the iPhone XR2 will have the same megapixel sensor quality as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. And the selfie camera on the iPhone XR 2 is expected to be bumped up to 12-megapixels from the 7-megapixel front-facing camera that is used on the iPhone XR. Plus the iPhone XR 2 is expected to have a USB-C to Lightning 18W charger for fast charging.

The iPhone XR 2 is expected to have the same 6.1-inch LCD display. But this time it will have a larger 3,089mAh battery capacity to ensure longer battery life. The iPhone XR has a 2,942mAh battery capacity.

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It’s worth mentioning that Macotakara has been reliable in the past. For example, Macotakara was the first publication to reveal that Apple was going to be dropping the headphone jack.

The iPhone XR 2 should be announced in September along with the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max. The prices are expected to be the same as usual meaning that the iPhone XR 2 will likely cost $749 and the iPhone XI and XI Max will most likely be priced at $999 and $1,099, respectively.

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