Although we are long time away from Apple’s official announcements regarding iPhone, recent leaks have revealed that the company will launch several new models with high quality OLED displays. Interestingly, if the leaks are accurate, the company won’t launch 5G capable smartphone this year.
This will mark a significant delay from the company in terms of adopting 5G which is already available in several Android devices. However, the latest news shouldn’t come off as a major shock considering rumors have suggested that Apple won’t be able to bring 5G with this year’s iPhone models as the company has adopted more cautious approach towards adopting 5G networks.
Back in April, Apple and Qualcomm solved their longstanding legal dispute which ultimately saw Intel shutting down its 5G modem business for smartphones. At the time, Intel was frontrunner to replace Qualcomm to provide modems to Apple. However, Intel revealed that several manufacturers were interested in their modem business.
Few days earlier, reports emerged that Apple might be interested in Intel’s German modem business as it looks to bring its own 5G chip in the future. However, even if Apple acquires Intel’s German smartphone modem business, experts have revealed that Apple still won’t be able to bring its homegrown 5G modems until 2022 or 2023.
As for next year’s iPhones, recent research notes by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have revealed that we will get 5G capable iPhone models in 2020 earliest. According to the notes shared by Kuo, there’ll be three iPhone models in 2020 with two of the devices coming with 5G connectivity.
As for the specifications, we don’t have a lot of things to go with. But the leak says that the upcoming iPhones are set to feature high quality OLED displays. According to the notes, two of the devices will have 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch displays as they will be direct successors to this year’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Both of these two devices will reportedly feature 5G connectivity. As for the third device, it will have a 6.1-inch OLED display without 5G connectivity.
While we will have to wait to see if the leaks are accurate, it will mark a significant delay for the company in terms of adopting technology. As most of the flagship Android devices already feature great design along with highly sought-after features, Apple might fall behind in case more manufacturers releases smartphones to cater consumers’ needs in the coming months.