Apple Will Reportedly Debut its First 5G iPhones Next Year

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We have yet to see significant leaks of this year’s round of iPhones. However, thanks to Ming-Chi Kuo, we’re starting to learn more and more about next year’s smartphones from Apple. 9to5Mac and others have reported about a new prediction Kuo has made about the 2020 iPhone lineup, and the short end of it translates to the first 5G-equipped iOS devices.

Specifically, Kuo predicts the successor’s to this year’s next-gen iPhone XS and XS Max will be equipped with 5G. They’ll both work on sub-6GHz and mmWave technology, giving them enough versatility so you can connect to 5G wherever you are. Right now, only mmWave is being distributed across the country, but sub-6GHz should start popping up in the coming years.

Chip-wise, Kuo predicts Apple will rely on Qualcomm components for 5G connectivity. The company’s own in-house chipset isn’t rumored to debut in an iPhone until 2022 so we’ll have to get through a few generations of iPhones before we see Apple’s own take on a 5G modem.

In addition, the new 2020 iPhones will come with updated 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, with the former replacing the existing 5.8-inch iPhone and the the latter replacing the 6.5-inch iPhone. There will also be a new 6.1-inch model that will replace the iPhone XR but will only connect to LTE. All three devices will come with OLED panels, according to Kuo.

As a refresher, the 2019 iPhones are expected to come in the same sizes as the existing three iPhones, with the higher-end models getting a third camera sensor on the back. Meanwhile, the next-gen XR will get a second camera on the back. The new devices will also reportedly come with an A13 processor, the ability to wirelessly charge AirPods, larger batteries, and improvements to indoor location tracking.

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