While Apple is preparing for the autumn presentation of the new iPhone, the network has already received information about one of the key features of the model range of smartphones of the brand sample 2020. The source of the leak was the authoritative industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for accurate forecasts regarding the technology of the brand from Cupertino.
According to the source, the availability of a 5G modem will become the standard of the mobile industry next year, and Apple will be forced to provide users with access to advanced technology. He argues that all models of iPhone in the year 2020, including the "budget" successor, Xr series, will get the opportunity to work in the 5G networks. According to the analyst, the manufacturer will equip the new chip production Qualcomm — despite the acquisition of the modem business to Intel, the vendor will need time for revision and the production of their own modems.
In the future, according to Kuo's forecast, the iPhone manufacturer will be able to avoid dependence on Qualcomm products and switch to its own chips — presumably, this will not happen before 2021. The expert also suggested that three new iPhone (2020) will be supported by two standards of communication of the fifth generation: "high-frequency" mmWave 5G for the United States and Sub-6 frequency less than 6 GHz. This versatility means that the devices will become more expensive than their predecessors, but we should not exclude the appearance of iPhone 5G with support for only one sub-6 range for the Chinese market at a reduced price.
Apple has not commented on the analyst's statement.