iPhone XI cases show a Lightning port, offer another look at the square camera hump

Peter, 25 June 2019

There were rumors that the iPhone XI models will follow the iPad Pros and drop Lightning in favor of a USB-C connector. Renders of Olixar cases posted by MobileFun pour cold water on our hopes, however.

The case shows only a small hole at the bottom, not big enough to fit the larger USB-C plug. Apple's 2019 iPad models also use Lightning, so it's clear that Cupertino isn't ready to make the switch yet.

iPhone XI cases show a Lightning port, offer another look at the square camera hump

A prominent feature on the case is the square cutout for the camera hump – it’s not the prettiest design. If you were hoping that this rumor was also false, it's time to start accepting that the square is happening.

Tempered glass protectors: for the camera Tempered glass protectors: for the screen
Tempered glass protectors for the camera and for the screen

Olixar even made a tempered glass protector for the camera. It fits right over the camera hump and features four holes – three for the cameras and one for the flash. A tempered glass protector for the screen shows the front notch design hasn’t changed. Note that the screen protector should represent the notch more accurately than the first render above.

Flipping over to the XR accessories, we see the same square cutout in the case, but there are only two cameras.

The iPhone 11R will also have a square camera hump but with only two cameras The iPhone 11R will also have a square camera hump but with only two cameras
The iPhone 11R will also have a square camera hump but with only two cameras

By the way, Olixar calls this the “iPhone 11R”. We guess it’s better than “iPhone XIR”. Similarly, the premium models are called “iPhone 11” and “iPhone 11 Max” rather than “XI”.

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Reader comments

  • CCE

Ugly camera, big square black at the back. It looks like an attached GoPro!

  • valek

disapointed of choosed design , might be a reason Jonathan Ive left Apple. Weird looking iphone so far..

Agree