Apple is surprisingly open about the iPhone you should buy, and it’s not the iPhone 11. Moreover, this simply confirmed it.
In a new report attained by MacRumors, famed Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo has confirmed that Apple will now improve all three of its 2020 iPhones to 5G. Kuo previously revealed that Apple planned to only improve its two premium iPhones to the following-gen standard, however that changed after it acquired Intel’s smartphone modem business. And that’s just the beginning.
Kuo additionally explains that all three 2020 iPhones will help 5G with mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum. The previous allows cutting edge 5G speeds however only covers a short distance, whereas the latter still outpaces 4G but sacrifices some speed to cowl broad areas – a key factor for rural and suburban coverage. In contrast, a lot of Android rivals are anticipated only to assist sub-6GHz 5G.
Apparently, Kuo also notes that Apple is investigating a sub-6GHz 5G iPhone at a lower cost point, however, he says it stays unsure whether or not the corporate has the sources to develop four new iPhones simultaneously. Interestingly, despite Apple’s modem acquisition (and Intel’s willingness to divulge the product roadmaps), Apple remains to be expected to utilize its April deal with Qualcomm to provide 5G modems in 2020. It is because Apple is not going to have the scale yet to cater for its own demand next year, however, quite brilliantly, it’s the Qualcomm deal which facilitated the Intel sale, and now Apple has autonomy long term.