5G mobile Internet is still a dream for most, but Apple could help it become a reality next year.
That's what you think
The TF International Securities Ming-Chi Kuo analyst. He said Monday in a research note that two of Apple's three iPhones launched in 2020 will be compatible with 5G for the first time.
Kuo's note said Apple will release three OLED iPhones next year, supporting an earlier DigiTimes report.
If you want 5G, you must obtain the 5.4-inch model or the 6.7-inch model; The 6.1-inch model will still only go up to LTE, according to the research note.
In clearer terms
That means Apple will basically do what it did last year. The company will launch two high-end phones, such as the XS and the XS Max, while a more affordable option is presented as the XR.
If those sizes are accurate, it means that the successor of the XS will be slightly smaller and the successor of the XS Max will be slightly larger.
The follow-up to the XR must be the same size.
If these reports are true and iPhone lovers can access 5G networks next year, they could see crazy network speeds in compatible markets like this.
It is possible that Apple can only make the 5G iPhones be realized next year thanks to a recent agreement with Qualcomm.
The two tech giants ended the years of legal struggle in April, agreeing to work together once again. Qualcomm is better equipped to put 5G modems on iPhones at this time, so the former Intel partner withdrew shortly after the agreement was reached.
It also indicated that each iPhone released in 2021 would support 5G. On top of that, the company could make its own 5G modems and stop trusting Qualcomm in later years.
Hopefully 5G is available for more people by then.