We don’t have to wait long for the arrival of Apple’s next flagship phone, the iPhone 11. If the Cupertino giant adheres to the same schedule they have been following for years then the new phone is slated to come out by September. 

But here’s the catch: so far, all the exposure that the iPhone 11 has been getting are mostly negative. The triple camera module which seems to be a done deal already based on recently leaked images is on top of all the less than flattering publicity. Apple experts described the feature as “ugly” and it can’t get any worse than that. Wrong. 

Forbes’ Gordon Kelly actually described the decision to purchase an iPhone this year as an “expensive mistake” and described the next iPhone as fairly disappointing. Basing it on audience reaction from a post courtesy of popular tech designer Ben Geskin (who created a physical model of the iPhone 11), most of the audience sentiments ran on disappointment. 

Majority of the comments described the supposed new phone as “horrible design,” “awkward” and even “Steve Jobs would’ve fired everyone.” The standout problem is the massive camera hump which pretty much took up a big chunk of the iPhone’s rear. The camera, however, despite how it looks like is expected also to be one of its best features, promising a powerful camera that’ll be perfect for this social media crazy market. 

Saying that, Kelly suggested that it is actually best to wait for the 2020 iPhones which he described as “radical.” Per his report, Credit Suisse revealed that the California company is working on a full-screen display without any cut-outs and with under-screen TrueDepth camera. 

And then there’s the 5G connectivity which is definitely worth the wait. Add to that, a notchless iPhone is set to make the iOS smartphones not only one of the most powerful but also one of the most beautiful in the market. 

If that’s not enough, Credit Suisse also said that the 2020 iPhones will be retaining Face ID but the phones will also be incorporating a state-of-the-art in-display Touch ID as well. 

As for price, this year’s iOS smartphones are pegged at $399 (128GB) to $599 (512GB). Sim-free phones could start at $999 (128GB) and $1199 (512GB). Expensive? For something that doesn’t really promise any significant upgrade, perhaps it will indeed be more practical to hold off purchasing a new iPhone this year and wait what’s shaping to be the best iPhones by 2020.