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2019 iPhones Said to Feature Revamped Taptic Engine and Front-Facing Slo-Mo Video Recording

Apple is widely expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones in September, and 9to5Mac has revealed a few new features we can expect.

First, the report claims all three models will feature a revamped Taptic Engine codenamed "leap haptics," but it is unknown what will be different. 2019 iPhones are expected to ship without 3D Touch, with Apple moving to long-press-based context menus in iOS 13, so there could be related hardware changes.

In addition, the report says the front-facing camera on 2019 iPhones will gain support for slo-mo video recording at 120 frames per second.

Beyond that, the report corroborates some previous rumors. For example, the rumored wide-angle lens on higher-end 2019 iPhones is expected to enable users to automatically repair a photo or a video to fit in a subject that may have accidentally been cut off from the initial shot, as Bloomberg previously reported.

Earlier this year, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said 2019 iPhones will also feature larger batteries to accommodate a two-way charging feature that would allow accessories like AirPods or an Apple Watch to charge on the back of the iPhone.

Apple's annual iPhone event is likely just over six weeks away.

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8 weeks ago
wow. how exciting.

Rating: 58 Votes
8 weeks ago
I’m going to miss force-touch, I think.
Rating: 34 Votes
8 weeks ago
The more I hear about the 2019 iPhones, the more boring and underwhelming they get.
Rating: 33 Votes
8 weeks ago
Still the same Notch, still no usb-c port

Rating: 28 Votes
8 weeks ago
It's a phone, at this point there really isnt much to do to improve them on a yearly basis. Just enjoy fact you can now use them for 4-5 years instead of dropping $1k/year.
Rating: 27 Votes
8 weeks ago
Wow,such innovation! Even i am getting bored now and i am a big Apple fan.Think i will definetely stick with my XS Max for another year.
Rating: 21 Votes
8 weeks ago
This is just...disappointing.
Rating: 20 Votes
8 weeks ago
At this rate, the only way Apple will make the iPhone 2019 desirable is if they include a feature that lets you get a sneak peek + early preorder for the 2020 iPhone.
Rating: 14 Votes
8 weeks ago

Can't wait for slo-mo selfies

In my case that would be horrifying
Rating: 14 Votes
8 weeks ago
I’d rather have a wide-angle selfie cam than slow motion. I hope we get that eventually.
Rating: 14 Votes

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