A new report once again claims that Chinese display maker BOE will be supplying OLED panels to Apple for the 2020 iPhones.
iPhone 12 Release Date, Price, Rumors, Leaks, and News
Apple is expected to launch 5G enabled iPhones next year. The rumor mills have been predicting a price increase for 2020 iPhones. Apparently the increase in price is attributed to 5G modem. Famed Apple analyst Kuo says that Apple will not significantly increase the price for 2020 iPhones. In other words, the 2020 iPhones will be priced similar to the current iPhones with only a marginal increase in price.
Apple might end up using custom battery protection module from ITM Semiconductor which could be almost 50% thinner and lighter in size. This could allow Apple to free up more space internally which could be used to slightly bump the battery capacity.
A research note with TF International Securities has revealed that Apple intends to launch five iPhones in 2020. The prediction comes from Ming-Chi Kuo and seems credible.
Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon says that the company is working with Apple to launch a 5G iPhone “as fast as we can.” The statement was made by the Qualcomm president at the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit where the company announced its new X55 5G modem and flagship chipset for 2020 Android smartphones, the Snapdragon 865.
JP Morgan analysts believe that Apple will launch not three but four iPhone 12 models in 2020 with 5G. The analysts believe that Apple will launch two iPhones with screen sizes of 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch, while the other two models will feature a 6.1-inch display. These four new iPhones will be in addition to the iPhone SE 2 that Apple reportedly plans on launching in Q1 next year.
A new report by Digitimes says that Apple is thinking of bundling AirPods with 2020 iPhone. The report says smartphone manufacturers will soon start bundling wireless earbuds with their premium offerings.
Apple plans to release two new iPhones with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED displays in 2020. Both phones will feature thinner OLED panels thanks to the use of on-cell touch panels. These panels have the touch sensor built right into them which makes them thinner than traditional OLED panels.
Apple is reportedly expecting to sell over 100 million iPhone 12 units in 2020. In comparison, the company expects to ship around 80 million iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro units in the financial year 2019.
Apple announced the 2019 iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max a couple of months ago. Just a month after launch reports pertaining to the 2020 iPhone are already incoming. Barclays analyst, Blayne Curtis has shared his expectations for the 2020 iPhone.