September is just around the corner and as we all know it, this is the month for iPhone lovers. This is the month people would join long queues to get their hands on the newest iPhones as early as possible.
Some details about the upcoming iPhone have leaked some months ago. Apple was quiet about those leaks so you couldn’t know if the leaked features were true or not.
One of these rumours was the awkward camera design. The triple rear camera setup will probably be the biggest news, granted it is true. Well, there also a couple of features people are expecting to see in the upcoming iPhones.
Here are five of the most anticipated features in 2019’s iPhones.
Expected features in 2019 iPhones
A fingerprint sensor
The Face ID technology in mobile phones may be good, high-tech, blah, blah, but people still want to use their smartphones with their fingers. The fingerprint in real-world should be more enjoyable and comfortable than the Face ID.
Think of waking up in the night to use your phone. It will certainly not unlock as quick as the fingerprint sensor would. Face ID may not even recognise you when you have your glasses on. With the Touch ID, you can just unlock the iPhone without even picking it up.
Apple, like other phone companies, did away with the home button (which housed the fingerprint scanner) to make way for larger edge-to-edge screens, which is a popular thing now. But other phone makers were smart enough to place the fingerprint sensor right beneath the screen.
Apple could definitely bring this feature in the coming iPhone set. According to one trusted analyst when it comes to Apple’s products and future plans, Ming-Chi Kuo, the company may only combine these features in 2021 iPhones — both Face ID and Touch ID.
A Lightning to USB-C charger in the box
iPhones come with chargers that consist of a Lightning to USB cable. But there is a catch here. Newer laptop computers, even Apple’s own MacBook Pros being part, do not use those recently outdated USB ports anymore. Every company is switching to the USB-C instead.
The point is, you can’t charge your iPhone or even transfer data from your MacBook Air or Pro using the wired connection. You’d have to go buy the $19 USB-C to Lightning cable before it can work.
The cord sold with the iPhone can work if you are using an older model of MacBook, which has the previous USB port design.
This is probably Apple’s way of squeezing money from your pocket. Of course, Apple is a business entity. We still expect that to change as it is becoming annoying.
A better low-light camera
For sure, iPhones are good at taking good photos. But there is one aspect the device is lacking. And that is low light photography. When Google brought the Pixel 3, its photo-making efficiency was compared to that of an iPhone XS and the Pixel was way better thanks to its Night Sight feature.
Apple needs to up its game when it comes camera. It seems it has been overtaken by the likes of Pixel and Huawei.
Fast charging by default
Newer iPhones models have the fast charging feature but it isn’t by default. To get the fast charging speeds on your iPhone, you’d have to hit the Apple store again to get Apple’s 18-watt charger, which sold separately, for about $30.
The reason people are expecting this feature is that other smartphones like the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10 have fast charging by default. You wouldn’t need to go get any additional charger.
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is the display technology in which the pixels emit their own light. The pixels do not rely on the device’s backlight like LCD screens. This technology produces slightly more realistic images and videos than LCD screens.
This is the display technology in the iPhone XS and XS Max but the less expensive iPhone XR has an LCD screen, which is slightly under OLED in terms of better displays.
Since Apple still used an LCD on the iPhone XR, though it debuted the OLED in the iPhone X in 2017, people don’t expect Apple to use the slightly inferior LCD in this year’s devices. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, 2020 iPhones have a higher possibility of having OLED screens.