2020 5G iPhones To Use Sub-6GHz 5G Tech, Faster 5G iPhones Not To Ship Till 2021 [Report]
Apple has been rumored to have 5G iPhones ready for release in 2020, but according to a new report things might be a little more complicated than that. In fact, some of the faster 5G iPhones might not ship in 2020 at all.
That’s according to analysts for Susquehanna who believe that while some 5G iPhones will launch in September, the faster mmWave models will need extra time to bake.
While all 5G is faster than 4G, it’s the mmWave technology that is capable of speeds of up to 10x that of 4G. And it’s that technology which is thought to be about to push some iPhones back a few weeks of months.
We say weeks because the report suggests that all of the 5G iPhones will be announced in September, with the mmWave models shipping either in the latter weeks of 2020 or early in 2021. That does suggest there’s a chance for 2020 after all.
Equally interesting, is the news from Susquehanna that all standard 5G iPhones will feature LCD screens, whereas the mmWave 5G models will use OLED. That would be a further differentiator between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models if indeed these analyst reports turn out to be accurate.
We’d expect to start hearing more and more leaks and analyst rumors as we work our way through the months of 2020. Especially once WWDC rolls around in June.