Notorious Apple product predictor Ming-Chi Kuo has just released his latest report, which details the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Here’s what we can allegedly expect.
According to MacRumors, which obtained a copy of the report, there will be three new iPhones next year – 6.7-inch, 5.1-inch and a 6.1-inch. All three will contain OLED screens.
Both the 6.7 and 5.1-inch handsets will reportedly be 5G capable, with the 6.1-inch only supporting LTE. This is due to the latter most likely being the budget iPhone option of 2020. It may even be a sequel to the beloved SE, which has also been rumoured.
Kuo has also stated that despite introducing 5G to the iPhone next year, Apple’s own in-house 5G chip won’t be ready to go to market until 2022. This means that the company will probably be relying on Qualcomm chips for the first two generations of 5G in the very least.
An excerpt for Kuo’s report for TF International Securities states:
“We expect that the new 2H20 iPhone lines will include the high-end 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch OLED iPhone models and the low-end 6.1-inch OLED iPhone. The 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch OLED iPhone models will likely support 5G. We expect that the PA usage of each 5G iPhone will be 200% more than the current number for iPhone models. Sole suppliers, including Broadcom (designer) and Win-semi (manufacturer), are the significant winners in this case…
We believe that the content of Apple and Qualcomm’s previous settlement includes Qualcomm’s release of partly 5G baseband chip source code to Apple for Apple’s development of own 5G PA/FEM.”
We don’t know much about the upcoming iPhone 11, though it looks like the display size will stay the same at 5.8-inches for the regular version and 6.5 for the Max variant.
There have also been rumours of a triple-lens rear camera setup that includes an ultra-wide lens. There has also been talk of an upgrade to the selfie camera from 7MP to 12MP.
Under the hood we’re expecting to see Apple’s A13 processor which it began producing earlier this year.