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Apple reportedly plans to launch three iPhones in 2019

We could be seeing an updated XR, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple may continue its triple iPhone approach this year.

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Apple will reportedly launch a trio of new iPhones in 2019, despite a recent sales warning to investors and hints of production cuts for its 2018 models

The 2019 models will include a successor to the well-received iPhone XR and new camera features, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources.

The highest-end model will have a triple rear camera and the others will include double rear cameras, according to The Journal. The former matches a render leaked on Twitter last weekend.

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The Cupertino, California, company plans to continue using an LCD screen for the XR model, the report noted, in part because it's been in the production pipeline for months and altering that plan is difficult. The current model has reportedly seen weaker-than-expected demand.

Apple may shift entirely to OLED screens, which were used in 2018's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, in 2020, according to The Journal.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

At the end of November, Apple said the XR had been its top-selling iPhone since it launched a month previously. On Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook talked up the company's culture of innovation and long-term health in an interview.

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