New iPhone 11 images from case maker highlight a similar-yet-sleek design

(Image credit: Nood Cases)

It's happened before and it will happen again: just a few days to go before Apple announces the iPhone 11 and the leaks and rumors are flooding in thick and fast, with some renders coming from case makers looking to cash in on the hype.

The latest batch of images are a collection of studio shots taken by case maker Nood Cases, giving us a pretty good look at what is very likely the design for the upcoming iPhone 11 range.

(Image credit: Nood Cases)

Nood Cases has released slim protectors for the three different 2019 iPhones, each accompanied by some elegant studio shots taken using replica models of the upcoming flagships available to view on the case maker's website.

Unlike some rumors leaked on Twitter – which seem to be completely fabricated as we recently discovered – the shots on the Nood Cases website could be as close to the real thing as we can possibly get right now as the cases are already available to purchase.

However, with a product to sell, you can't fully trust that this is the final design of the iPhone 11. It's true that many case makers get early access to schematics so they can start defining the look of their products, this is still a render based on Nood's interpretation.

(Image credit: Nood Cases)

If the images are accurate, it confirms what we've heard about the improved camera system on the square rear bump on the iPhone 11 range, with the base model showing a dual-lens array, while the other two show off three rear cameras.

That rear camera bump has a been a sore spot for many Apple fans, but the cases make the handsets look more elegant and streamlined by covering the bump, leaving only the lenses exposed. 

The images show off slim designs with the three side buttons seen on previous iPhone models, but nothing else can be garnered from the shots. 

While some front-facing shot of the handsets on the Nood Cases website shows off a phone with no notch, that's an illusion Apple used for it 2018 handsets as well, employing a wallpaper that was black at the top, and are unlikely to be something shared by Apple at this point.

(Image credit: Nood Cases)

It's interesting to note the nomenclature Nood Cases is using for the three flagships – instead of calling them iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11R, the case maker has called the three models iPhone XIr 11, iPhone XI 11 Pro and iPhone XI 11 Pro Max.

Again, though, it's highly likely that the company is unclear what naming system Apple will choose and has used all possible options as a proxy for the time being.

(Image credit: Nood Cases)

Invitations to the 2019 iPhone announcement have been sent out and everything will be disclosed on September 10. We're expecting Apple to introduce us to the Apple Watch 5 as well on the same day.

In the meantime, we've put together everything we know about the iPhone 11 in one place, so you can keep up with all the rumors and leaks before the final reveal.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.