Apple's 2019 iPhones are generally expected to be very similar in appearance to their predecessors from last year, with few features of note that could convince consumers to upgrade to the newer device. However, recent rumors have suggested that the so-called "iPhone 11" could come with more selling points than expected. According to a new report, these may include a design that could make the high-end "iPhone 11 Pro" more durable than last year's models.
On Thursday, Bloomberg cited unnamed "people familiar with the situation" in a detailed report that recapped previous iPhone 11 rumors and added some new information on the upcoming handsets. Aside from the widely expected third rear camera sensor serving as the "main feature" of Apple's "Pro" iPhones – the likely successors to 2018's iPhone XS and XS Max – the outlet also pointed out that these high-end variants will be very similar in appearance to the XS and XS Max, except for a few new touches.
"[A]t least some colors on the back will have a matte finish versus the existing glossy look," Bloomberg wrote. "The new models should hold up better when they're dropped due to new shatter-resistance technology."
Additionally, the Bloomberg report noted that Apple has supposedly improved the water resistance for the iPhone 11, which would allow the upcoming devices to stay underwater for longer than the 30 minutes recommended for the 2018 iPhone models. The publication also teased "significantly upgraded" video recording features, which could make Apple's more expensive iPhones capable of shooting videos close in quality to those taken on professional cameras.