The first Apple brand phones with a 5G modem are expected to appear next year, but not all models from 2020 will receive this module.
In selected countries around the world, the 5G network is already operating, and the first manufacturers have started selling smartphones compatible with the new generation of base stations. For now, however, these are devices with Android such brands as Samsung, LG or Oppo. The big absent 5G race is Apple.
Apple is not in a hurry to present the iPhone 5G.
Smartphones with 5G modules are today only an addition to the offer of her android competition, not her core. You can use them only in selected locations, and placing them in the phone’s housing clearly increases the cost of production, which would not be without effect on the high price.
This year, three brand new iPhones will debut, but the successors of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will not get 5G modules yet. You have to remember that in the case of the iPhone, LTE modules also appeared with a slight delay in relation to the market. However, as reported by the portal bgr.com, the first iPhone 5G will appear a year later.
New modems and new iPhone sizes in 2020.
Allegedly, in 2020 the size of screens used in iPhones will change. Two basic models in the offer, i.e. successive successors of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch displays. In turn, the next successor to the iPhone, the XR, will again have a 6.1-inch panel – this time in OLED technology.
Just as all three Apple phones will come together in 2020 in terms of image display technology, the way to distinguish the wireless data transmission module is to begin. Two top models are to receive the 5G module, and the cheaper one is to hit the stores only with the LTE module. It sounds plausible, and such a division of the offer would make sense.
It is worth adding that the supplier of the first 5G modems, which will be installed in iPhones, is supposed to be Qualcomm, with which Apple has recently buried a war ax. Intel gave up the mobile market. It is not inconceivable, however, that Apple will buy a mobile department from Intel since Tim Cook plans to independently manufacture 5G modems already in 2022 or 2023.