New photos allegedly depict the colors Apple is swapping in for 2019’s successor to the iPhone XR, namely green and lavender.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reiterated a recent report by Mac Otakara, claiming that green and lavender will replace blue and coral for the XR’s follow-up. That may suggest that the latter colors are the least popular, if Apple isn’t simply switching things up to make 2019 hardware distinct.
The images appear to show broken pieces of several phone shells, as hinted by rounded edges. Also seen are black, white, and yellow shards. It’s unclear where they were sourced from or if they’re authentic.
The iPhone XR is also presently available in black, white, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED, the last of which shares proceeds with charity. Apple will presumably keep those colors.
EverythingApplePro has produced concept renders of what an “iPhone XIR” might look like (via Ben Geskin):
The phone is rumored to be keeping a 6.1-inch LCD, but upgrading to a twin-lens rear camera among other improvements. That should let it achieve 2x optical zoom, plus the same sort of depth-of-field effects previously reserved for phones like the iPhone XS — the XR uses a purely algorithmic approach for Portrait Mode.
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