Get used to it - case renders solidify rumors of new square iPhone camera

For the past few years when we see the first credible renders of the next iPhone we get the same reaction - dislike. And then when Apple releases the phone/phones we realize they aren't that bad, actually.

This year looks no different. A big batch of new iPhone case renders are here and they collaborate the new design. Apple will premiere a new triple camera in the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max flagships and it will fit it into a square-ish hump on the back.

The renders below also give an estimate of the next flagship iPhone's dimensions. The larger is 159.11mm tall and 79.62mm wide while the smaller is 144.83mm tall and 73.14mm wide. That's close enough to the (caseless) 143.6x70.9mm iPhone XS and 157.5x77.4mm iPhone XS Max to be considered probable.

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Apple iPhone XI and XI Max cases, source:

The other case renders show more of the phone but should by no means be considered final or trustworthy at this point. Nevertheless we're looking at three lenses and an LED flash on the back. The money is on Apple premiering an ultra-wide angle camera alongside the regular and telephoto of the current iPhones. The latter two might get an update as well.

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Apple iPhone XI case renders, source:

We also saw the first renders of the next iPhone XR with a dual camera packed inside a similarly-designed and possibly more polarizing square camera bump.

The new design isn't an instant classic, but we're sure Apple will have solid engineering logic behind it - phones are tightly-packed with tech and cameras are among the largest and most complicated components to fit inside.

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Apple iPhone XI case renders, source:

Apple is expected to retain the notch on the front as it will likely rely on Face ID at least through 2019. Here's hoping Apple reduces the bezels on the new iPhones, at least.

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