2019 iPhones similar to 2018 models in many ways sans an iPad-like circular Mute switch

New renderings of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors due this September depict negligibly thicker devices with a redesigned circular Mute switch within a pill-shaped cutout, plus a large triple-lens camera bump integrated into the real glass and more.

Serial smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks has teamed up with Indian site Cashkaro on the 2019 iPhone XS/Max mockups and renderings seen in this post. The biggest visual difference versus the current models could be a redesigned circular Mute switch housed within a pill-shaped cutout, just like on older iPad models.

An iPad-like circular Mute switch

The site also shared Hemmerstoffer’s information regarding device dimensions and button placement. Specifically, the side buttons and connectors should remain unchanged, including the volume buttons, the power button, the Lightning port and speaker grilles.

The iPhone XS/Max successors should be negligibly thicker at 8.1mm and 7.8mm respectively than their predecessors that are 7.7mm thick (excluding the camera protrusion). The iPhone XS successor is said to measure in at 143.9mm tall and 71.4mm wide versus the current iPhone XS which has the width of 143.6mm and the height of 70.9mm.

Due to the slight change in thickness and the redesigned Mute switch, your existing cases probably won’t work with the new phones. Both new iPhones are expected to retain the same 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays as the current iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models.

Expect same-sized notches and display designs complete with the stainless steel frame, but the rear panel should be “new and unique.” Specifically, it’s said to be made from a single piece of glass that integrates a larger camera bump that may or may not hide the camera protrusion.


2019 iPhones are expected to sport three rear cameras arranged in a triangular configuration within the rectangular-shaped bump, but the jury is still out as to the bump’s shape. As for the rear microphone, the renderings suggest it will be repositioned to the bottom of the camera bump. The site shared no information regarding a successor to the 6.1-inch iPhone XR, which prior rumors said would incorporate a dual-lens rear camera system.

Apple is thought to have moved to a three-year iPhone redesign cycle back in 2016 so 2019 would mark the last year of the near fullscreen notched design debuted by iPhone X.

These renderings are based on Hemmerstoffer’s information obtained from an unknown source, so take them with a grain of salt.

Thoughts on that awful camera bump?