According to the analysts at J.P. Morgan, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to introduce four new iPhones with support for 5G in the second half of next year. Of the four iPhones, two will come with a screen size of 6.1”, and one each at 6.7” and 5.4”. They offer high-quality photos and videos during motion using sensor-shift technology.
An affordable 6.1” iPhone
According to other speculations, Apple could introduce an affordable iPhone with a screen size of 6.1” in 2020. Other high-end models also resemble that of models introduced in 2019 and come with screen sizes of 5.4” and 6.7”. Apple is gearing up to introduce 5G capable devices next year because of its peers such as OnePlus and Samsung launch smartphones with 5G support for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, which are working on expanding 5G networks.
5G technology to usher innovation in Smartphones
The next-generation ultra-fast wireless network – 5G expects to spur innovations in smartphones. The new mobiles will offer better video streaming and significant technical enhancements, like ensuring connectivity with self-driving cars.
After the launch of the iPhone 11 in September 2019, Apple took a break giving scope for its rivals like Samsung and OnePlus to launch 5G Capable smartphones in the market. The company is witnessing a slump in its iPhone sales, and its new models boast an old look. Apple could revive sales with the launch of 5G capable devices.
Apple is reportedly on the back foot in recent years because of its reliance on Intel components rather than components offered by Qualcomm. This strategy has applied breaks for the development of 5G modems for the tech giant and failed to introduce 5G devices in time in 2019 to capitalize on the growing opportunity. However, the delay in the launch of a 5G capable smartphone is on the backdrop of slower adoption of 5G by mobile operators. The 5G expansion by major carriers like T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T in the US is limited at the moment.
Samsung leads the 5G race
No doubt, Samsung holds an edge in 5G technology enabled smartphones. It has already launched smartphones with support for 5G that include Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, and Galaxy S10 5G. Apple is not catching the 5G wave because of its legal tussle with Qualcomm. However, its recent settlement with Qualcomm paves the way for Apple to introduce 5G smartphones next year.