In his latest research note, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be launching three new iPhones in 2020 with OLED displays. The display sizes will be different from Apple’s current iPhone lineup which includes the 6.1-inch iPhone XR, 5.8-inch iPhone XS, and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.
Post the settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, Ming-Chi Kuo now believes that Apple will be launching a 5G iPhone in 2020. What’s interesting is that apart from Qualcomm, Apple will also be sourcing 5G modem from Samsung.
Qualcomm and Apple had their disagreements, which led to a lengthy legal battle between the two. But, today, it finally culminated in a settlement between the two companies. The dust has barely settled and now there’s a report out saying Qualcomm will be Apple’s go-to choice to supply 5G modems in 2020 iPhones.
Apple’s plan to launch a 5G iPhone in 2020 are in jeopardy as Intel has been struggling to meet the development deadline of its XMM 8160 5G modem.
A DigiTimes report claims that Apple plans on launching three new iPhones with OLED displays in 2020. The company will be increasing the screen sizes for two new iPhones, with one iPhone coming with a smaller 5.42-inch display.
2019 is the year of the 5G phone, at least from companies like Samsung and LG. But rumor has it that Apple won’t be jumping on the bandwagon until 2020.
While many different Android smartphone manufacturers are launching 5G devices this year, Apple probably won’t be joining them.
Word on the street is that Apple is going to wait until 2020 before it launches a 5G iPhone, but that doesn’t mean consumers don’t think the company is going to lead in that technology.
Augmented reality is a major focal point for Apple, especially with its ARKit development platform.