The renders — which show the purported triple cameras — leave no doubt. The design is terrible, with that oversized patch so close to the Apple logo. It’s specially annoying how it’s so close to both the Apple and the vertical center line. It’s yet another case of bad alignment choice.
With the three holes and the flash this thing is two holes short of firing up my trypofobia. The entire thing just doesn’t make any sense.
Apparently we are not the only people thinking this. Geskin’s Twitter thread is full of negative comments about the patch and the oversized camera holes.
The iPhone 11 — or whatever it’s name is — will also have another front design with a giant notch, even while everyone in the industry has fortunately abandoned that design.
An earlier Bloomberg report said that the "third camera on the back of the 2019 iPhone would capture a larger field of view and enable a wider range of zoom." The report says that the next iPhone will capture more pixel and "automatically repair a video or photo to fit in a subject that may have been accidentally cut off."
But with prices starting at one aluminum display base — the look of the iPhone 11 could be a disaster. Which is why we very much hope that this is not the final design.
See our iPhone 11 rumor roundup for all of the latest leaks on the release date, specs and more.