In Ming-Chi Kuo’s most recent report, the analyst said Apple is looking to launch four 5G-compatible iPhone models in 2020 but would not be drawn on their exact specification. The two competing standards for 5G work on either mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum, and devices can support one or the other, or both.
Both of the devices will reportedly come equipped with an LCD display as opposed to Apple's more expensive OLED display - a difference that will likely lower the price significantly.
The first iPhone was introduced exactly 13 years ago and has since become the Apple's most important product, generating the vast majority of its revenue. The phone that changed the industry forever is now close to another amazing milestone - its two-billionth sale.
Apple To Delay Some 5G iPhone Launches Until 2021, Says Susquehanna
A financial analyst claims that Apple will divide its 5G launches into one for the slower sub-6GHz "iPhone 12" in September, and one for the faster mmWave models in December or January 2021.
Apple could launch a second version of the so-called iPhone SE 2 before the end of the year, according to DigiTimes. The latest prediction from the hit-and-miss industry publication is said to come from sources in Taiwan's supply chain.
Susquehanna said Apple's fastest mmWave 5G iPhones may not launch before next January, following the launch of slower sub-6GHz iPhones in September.
The report comes from Digitimes, which writes that “Apple is likely to launch as many as six iPhone devices in 2020 – four OLED models and two LCD ones, according to sources at Taiwan’s handset supply chain.”
Time is running out to score aggressive savings on popular Apple products as 2019 winds down. Businesses looking to upgrade their IT equipment -- or college students looking for a new device for the start of 2020 -- can save up to $1,850 with flash deals on laptops, AirPods, iPads, Apple Watches and even iPhones.
Apple has relied on the Lightning connector for several years now, making it one of the defining elements of the iPhone lineup since. Of course, Apple using a different port for wired charging in its smartphone lineup is not new, and that's also been one of the defining elements of Apple's tenure in the smartphone space since day one. But it sounds like the future of the iPhone could get a little more interesting, if the rumors are true.
Attorney General Barr and other law enforcement officials call it the "going dark" problem and argue that all data should be obtainable with a lawful warrant. Apple calls the concept a "backdoor" and argues that it would hurt security for everyone.
Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are part of the program.