Published: Wed, July 31, 2019
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Could iPhones releasing in 2020 to come with 5G support?

Could iPhones releasing in 2020 to come with 5G support?

"But the key is that consumers will think that 5G is the necessary function in 2H20", he wrote, according to the MacRumors report.

Current iPhone flagship models, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and the iPhone X use a multi-camera system to sense depth.

Apple also recently announced that it is acquiring Intel's (INTC) modem business to allow it to develop its own 5G modems for upcoming iPhone models. Like past year, there will three iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R). Apple now uses 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.5-inch displays on its iPhone lineup but next year the company will reportedly switch things up with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch displays for its most premium devices. In April this year, Apple and Qualcomm signed a six-year deal to end the lawsuits between the two companies.

Apple is also attempting to pivot away from its heavy reliance on iPhone sales as its largest source of revenue to focus more on services.

Back in June renown Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple will equip two of its 2020 iPhones with 5G modems but now he has updated his predictions and says that all three come with support for the next-generation network.

Kuo reckons all three new iPhone models in 2020 will support mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrums for the United States market, but the company may also target the lower-end market by making a device that only supports sub-6GHz.

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Originally published at 2:00 p.m. PT. Update at 2:34 p.m. PT: Adds background on Apple and 5G, and more details from Kuo's report. Therefore, iPhone models which will be sold at higher prices have to support 5G for winning more subsidies from mobile operators and consumers' purchase intention.

Kuo notes that he expects most Android phones will support the sub-6GHz version of 5G, but not the mmWave version, which offers more speed.

This Sub-6GHz 5G iPhone, should Apple create it, will have the same form factor as that of the other 2020 iPhones Apple is working on, Kuo said.

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