2019 iPhones’ big feature will be an extra camera lens

2019 iPhones’ big feature will be an extra camera lens

2019 iPhones’ big feature will be an extra camera lens

Retailers like Suning and JD.com are slashing prices by up to $118 on the iPhone XR, according to Reuters and Yahoo Finance.

Apple will unveil direct successors to last year's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. In the case of the iPhone XS and XS Max sequel, this will mean jumping from two to three lenses.

Sony last month said it was ramping up production of next-gen 3D sensors for mobile cameras after having received interest from manufacturing partners. The iPhone XS Max is the largest handset Apple has ever launched with a 6.5-inch screen. This will be a major upgrade for the XR series and could spur older iPhone owners into trading in their older models for one with a dual-lens camera.

Google’s new Interpreter aims to remove the language barriers
Sonos is about to add a new weapon to its smart speakers that will help make it even more competitive against Apple's HomePod. It didn't say when, but as Google's announcement focused on the brand's 2019 activity, we know it'll be sometime this year.

Apple, like other handset makers, has been grappling with the reality that consumers aren't upgrading their phones as often as they once did.

The Wall Street Journal's report also states that Apple may ditch the LCD display option in 2020.

The XR has struggled to take off since it was launched in October past year.

LG unveils enormous 88-inch 8K TV at CES 2019
This includes a 65 inch 8K OLED TV screen, 65-inch 4K OLED and the high-end 88-inch 8K OLED TV screen. The TV runs on LG's webOS which is integrated with Google Assistant .

Cupertino is expected to introduce two high-end iPhone devices with OLED displays and a cheaper iPhone with an LCD display later this year, according to the WSJ. It's not clear from the reports what Apple's purported third lens would bring to the table - although it may relate to Apple's AR ambitions.

With the exception of their haptics, Android smartphones meet and exceed Apple's smartphones on nearly front.

The report is light on other features of the 2019 iPhones.

James, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting
The fan vote, which opened December 25, accounts for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters. Ball and Kuzma, along with Brandon Ingram, were selected to the Rising Stars Game last season.

Despite cutting its sales outlook earlier this month-for the first time in nearly two decades-as demand for its iPhones are expected to slow in China and elsewhere, Apple is planning to release a full line-up of new devices this fall.

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