Apple is expected to Launch a 5G-equipped iPhone in 2020 Driven by chipsets from Qualcomm and Samsung that would take the Complete iPhone Imports into 195-200 million units in two Decades, according to Apple Specialist and predictor Ming-Chi Kuo.
Earlier in April, Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-drawn legal warfare over patents and licensing at an undisclosed sum and Apple agreed to buy chips from Qualcomm again as part of the settlement, CNBC reported Monday.
“We expect Apple will probably adopt 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) and Samsung (concentrate on Sub-6GHz markets) for decreasing supply risk, reducing costs and having better bargaining power,” the accounts quoted that the TF International Securities analyst Kuo as stating.
According to him, the debut of a 5G-enabled iPhone can make a wave of upgrades and purchases, particularly for high-end models.
Thus far, 2015 was Apple’s best year in terms of iPhone shipments once the company sold about 231 million tablets. After confronting a drop in sales, the firm, in 2018, said that it sold over 217 million iPhones.
“We’re optimistic on the luxury iPhone models’ replacement demand from the second half of 2020 thanks to the 5G iPhone.
Apple is also working on redesigning the printed circuit boards to be contained in 2019 iPhone versions employing a new kind of material to clean out space for a bigger battery, he added.
Along with Kuo’s predictions of the Qualcomm and Samsung modems, Kuo previously called the iPhone manufacturer also working on improving the cameras on its own 2019 telephone lineup.
While the front camera could be upgraded from 7-megapixel to 12-megapixel, the triple-camera setup would be implemented in the upcoming 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a single 12-megapixel telephoto lens and 2 super-wide 12-megapixel lenses.