Apple’ is set to launch its 2019 iPhone lineup at Steve Jobs Theater on September 10. The upcoming lineup is expected to include three devices – iPhone 11R, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new iPhone 11 family is now tipped to be available for pre-order on September 13 and in-store availability is set to start on September 20.

The information regarding the iPhone 11 release date was received from an inside source who works at a major carrier, MacRumors reported on Friday. The Cupertino-based company has already sent out invitations for its annual iPhone event on September 10. The event will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The iPhone-maker would launch three iPhone 11 models this year — The D43 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS Max, the D42 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS and the N104 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XR. The new iPhone 11 models replacing the iPhone XS series are tipped to feature a triple rear camera setup at the back. All three sensors on the back are expected to be housed in a square-shaped module. There are also reports of Apple re-positioning its logo on the new models this year.

Known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also earlier suggested that the upcoming iPhone models would be equipped with reverse wireless charging. The iPhone-maker is also expected to bring bigger batteries bundled along with its upcoming 2019 iPhone offerings. This year, Apple’s iPhone XR is expected to feature a 3,110mAh battery which is bigger than the 2,942mAh battery that the company added in iPhone XR launched in 2018.

With iPhone customers holding onto their flagship models for more than 30 months, Apple needs new innovation to convince customers to upgrade. The new models will also face competition from Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. With Google having teased its next-generation Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the competition is tougher than ever before.

(Written with IANS inputs)

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