Expectations are that Apple is going to launch new iPhones, rumored to be the iPhone 12 lineup, in September of this year. But a new report throws some shade on that idea.
Even if the launch of Apple's first 5G iPhone is months away, it's obviously getting plenty of attention well in advance.
Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 models are widely expected to pick up 5G functionality, but you'd be wise not to hold your breath for 2×2 MIMO uplink support.
The fourth-generation iPad Pro models powered by Apple's next-generation A14 Bionic chip are thought to see an official announcement in September of this year alongside 5G iPhones, despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asian supply chain.
During the conference call following Apple's latest quarterly earnings report, of course the company's CEO was asked about 5G. And of course he didn't give anything away.
Apple is rumored to be working on a 5G-enabled iPad Pro model with support for the faster mmWave technology, and now another report has indicated that the tablet could arrive as early as the second half of this year.
There are several different 5G technologies already out there, which means smartphone manufacturers have to make decisions about which to support in their devices.
Despite what other analysts have been saying, one says all four new iPhone models that Apple is expected to release this fall are predicted to support the entire 5G spectrum, including Sub-6GHz and the faster mmWave radio technology, both at the same time.
According to Susquehanna analysts, first 5G iPhones that will take advantage of faster mmWave technology may be delayed until December 2020 or January 2021.
AT&T has had a storied relationship with 5G already, and the network is just now launching the faster wireless coverage to consumers right now. But the good news is that it is finally launching it.
When Apple launches new iPhones in 2020, the expectation is the new handsets will boast 5G connectivity. Which could suggest a price change, too.
It's been rumored off-and-on for quite some time that Apple would drop the Lightning port from the iPhone lineup, and here we go again.