Apple will release four new 5G iPhones in 2020. And iPhone’s spread cycle in the coming year will also change. All four smartphones will be released in the first half of the year.
This news comes from Samik Chatterjee, an analyst at JP Morgan Chase. He believes that Apple will release one 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones, and a 6.7-inch iPhone.
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Chatterjee’s predictions are generally in line with current rumors, but they are also slightly different. Prior to this, there were also reports that Apple will expand the screen size choices of the iPhone in 2020. The launch of larger models is an expansion of the existing iPhone lineup.
Chatterjee says that the entire iPhone series are expected to use OLED displays and 5G technology next year. But the configuration of the 5G iPhones will be clearly distinguished. The two high-end models (one 6.1-inch and one 6.7-inch) will include millimeter-wave support, a triple camera system, and 3D lenses. The lower-end devices (one 6.1-inch and one 5.4-inch) will only support the slower Sub-6GHz 5G standard, dual cameras, and no 3D lenses.
Compared with Sub-6GHz, the millimeter-wave 5G technology has a larger bandwidth and a faster theoretical speed. There are rumors that Apple will use Qualcomm’s X55 modems in all of its 2020 iPhones.
In addition, Chatterjee believes that starting from 2021, Apple will change the release cycle of the iPhone. Two new iPhones will be released in the first half of the year, and two more will be released in the second half. Nowadays there is only one press conference a year in September. Apple is going to have one more press conference in spring, to provide the first two 5G iPhones.