Apple Expected To Launch iPhone With Faster 5G Speeds
The next-generation iPhone that Apple is expected to launch in late 2020 will reportedly support millimetre wave-based 5G.
Millimetre 5G is a type of network that is noticeably faster than the 4G LTE networks used today.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a notable track record with reporting on unreleased Apple products, made that prediction after a previous report suggested the new iPhone that would support this technology could be delayed for release until next year.
‘According to our latest survey, the development of the sub-6GHz +mmWave iPhone is progressing as scheduled, and it is expected to ship at the end of 3Q20 or early 4Q20,’ Kuo wrote.
Based on Kuo’s prediction, Apple’s new iPhones may fall into two categories when it comes to 5G – those that support lower-band frequencies and those that support both mid-band and millimetre-wave frequencies.
It suggests certain versions of the next-generation iPhone will be able to support the ultra-fast millimetre-wave networks where they’re available. This is in addition to the lower-band networks that are likely to have a broader availability.
In addition to supporting the latest 5G network, Apple’s next iPhone is expected to feature improved 3D cameras and new screen sizes.
Apple has declined to comment.