Citing multiple sources, Nikkei Asian Review said Apple is preparing to launch 5G iPhones in 2020.
According to the report, while Apple has been slow to adopt 5G, it is hoping to leapfrog the competition with the new models. In combination with 5G connectivity, the iPhones will feature updated, more powerful processors and leading-edge screens. If the move is successful, it could help Apple edge out Huawei as the world’s second-largest smartphone maker.
“It will be the first time Apple introduces 5G iPhones … There will be three of them and the company has set an aggressive sales target,” one of the sources told Nikkei.
Given the popularity of the iPhone, Apple’s plans could also help spur faster adoption of 5G technology, especially in markets outside of China. China has recently made the news for its faster-than-expected 5G rollout. In contrast, many carriers in other parts of the world are lagging behind. With Apple planning multiple 5G iPhones next year, carriers will have to move rapidly to keep their customers happy and prevent them from switching to competitors who succeed in rolling out 5G faster.
If Nikkei’s sources are to be believed, 2020 should be a good year for 5G and the customers looking forward to using it.