Apple analyst Minh-Chi Kuo via 9To5 Mac suggests that the three Apple iPhones that will release in 2020 will support 5G technology. Last month, Kuo reported that next year’s 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch iPhone models would support 5G, while a less expensive 6.1-inch iPhone XR successor would only have access to LTE networks. But now he issued a new report by revising the prediction that All three iPhone models will feature support for 5G.
Kuo stated that Apple now has more resources on developing the iPhone with 5G connectivity after Intel’s 5G modem business acquisition. He also noted that Apple would launch all the iPhone models next year to compete against the less expensive 5G android smartphones.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
Kuo deems that the 5G iPhone models will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. It will enable the iPhone to interoperate well with the 5G cell towers installed for better connectivity.
For the people who are not aware of the 5G networks, there are two different types of 5G technology. One is mmWave technology, which is the super-fast 5G that’s frequently discussed. However, not all 5G networks are going to utilize mmWave technology in all locations since it’s the best fit for urban areas.
5G technology will be on low-bands and mid-bands, called sub-6GHz 5G in rural and suburban areas. It’s still faster than 4G, however not as fast as mmWave. When 5G completes rolling out, there will be some locations with mmWave technology where data transfer speeds will be lightning fast.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]
In time, mid-band and low-band 5G speeds must likewise get much faster, however at launch; it will not be as fast as mmWave, which is usually in the spotlight.
Apple is likewise obviously developing a model for the Chinese market that will support the sub-6GHz spectrum, permitting Apple to launch the models at lower costs. Kuo states the top priority is on the universal model and whether Apple will be able to get the sub-6GHz-only iPhone project in time is not yet clear.
The 2020 iPhone lineup is thought to be made up of 3 versions with 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screens.