Schematics for the iPhone XI Plus and iPhone 9 Just Leaked

By Tom Pritchard on at

You can't stop the leaks. You can try to keep them secret, you can try to ignore them, but they aren't going to go anywhere. Leaks are big business, clearly, especially when the next batch of iPhones are involved. Funnily enough some information just leaked about those just popped up, thanks to what are supposedly schematics for the iPhone XI Plus and iPhone 9.

Well that's what people are taking to calling them, since we don't know what Apple's actually going to call the new phones when they launch. But these schematics show off a successor to the iPhone 8, and a larger update to the iPhone X, so it's an easier moniker to adopt for now. They came from  accessory maker Ghostek (via Forbes), so they haven't exactly come straight from the apple vaults. That said, Ghostek make cases, so it seems likely that they'd have access to this sort of information ahead of launch.

According to the schematics the iPhone XI Plus will have a 6.5-inch display, corroborating previous rumours, with 157.2 x 77.1mm dimensions tat would make it slightly smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. The phone is also supposed to have a steel body, like the iPhone X, and on the back you can clearly see what looks like triple lens camera system like the newly released Huawei P20 Pro. As TechRadar points out, however, one of those circles is likely for the flash, especially since rumours claim Apple is holding of on three cameras until next year.

The iPhone 9 looks much like the iPhone X, albeit with a single camera lens on the back. As you can see in the image above it has a 6.1-inch display with a notch up top, and 147.12 x 71.52mm dimensions. Forbes claims the phone will have the same first gen FaceID as the iPhone X, though the more expensive XI and XI Plus will have a newer, more advanced version of the face recognition software. That's not shown in the schematics though, so be a little bit more sceptical about those claims.

Actually be sceptical about all of this, despite the fact it seemingly comes from a legitimate accessory maker. They could be completely made up after all, so we won't know for sure until Apple announces the phone on stage - probably sometime in September/October is past launches have been anything to go by. [Forbes via TechRadar]