The latest range of iPhones are by far one of the best smartphones to have ever existed and now with iOS 13.2, apart from the multitasking issues that are plaguing it, they have become even better with the new Deep Fusion feature that enhances the camera capabilities to quite a large extent. If the cameras on the latest models aren’t enough to sway you into purchasing them, then waiting for the 2020 model will surely tempt you. Now, a recent report by Nikkei Asian Review has spilt some major details surrounding Tim Cook’s plans for the iPhone 12.
Apple is going to add 5G on not just one of the new iPhones but on every iPhone they launch as a part of their yearly refresh. The report states, “In a quest to reclaim its crown as the world's most innovative tech company, Apple is mobilizing suppliers to produce its first-ever 5G iPhones next year, with the three flagship models also set to include the most advanced mobile processors available and leading-edge screens, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.
Apple is targeting 80 million iPhone sales in 2020 and to achieve this, they would need to launch every iPhone with 5G. In comparison with its Android rivals, Apple is taking a different approach. For example, Samsung’s flagship handset was the Galaxy S10 5G and it was a part of the Galaxy S10 lineup. However, it was a specific handset and the majority of Galaxy S10 handsets came with just 4G connectivity speeds. It is the same with OnePlus and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G that launched earlier on this year.
Apple’s 5G plans had experienced quite a few setbacks. They previously planned to work with Intel for 5G modems and those plans came crashing to a halt when Intel opted to step away from the cellular modem business in April of this year. Although Apple purchased Intel’s smartphone modem business, this will take a bit of time to reap dividends with respect to new modems for Apple’s hardware. This indicates that Apple will be using Qualcomm chipsets for its first round of 5G handsets.
A related report by Forbes states, “It’s also worth noting that Apple’s twelve-month iPhone cycle means that the 5G enabled handsets are nearly eleven months away from reaching retail shelves, which will be nineteen months after Samsung. While 5G is still in the early stages of rollouts across carriers, those who need 5G will be locked into two-year contracts long before Apple’s new handsets arrive.”...