The three 2020 iPhone will be compatible with 5G: analyst

The purchase of the Intel mobile division by Apple may facilitate the arrival of more iPhone 5G.

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Neither one nor two, three iPhone models will be compatible with 5G networks in 2020, according to the reliable Apple specialist, Ming-Chi Kuo, in a report collected on July 28 by MacRumors.

While previous reports of other analystsThey pointed out that there will only be one iPhone 5G model in 2020, Kuo says that the recent Apple's purchase of Intel's modem division accelerate and facilitate the implementation of this type of connectivity in their phones, so Apple can apply it to everyone.

According to Kuo, Apple will want to ensure the proper functioning in the United States of its iPhone 5G and therefore use mmWave and sub-6GHz bands (two different types of 5G). In addition, the company will also be developing a specific model for the Chinese market that will only be compatible with sub-6GHz, which will allow Apple to sell its 5G cell phone in China cheaper.

According to a recent report from Reuters, Apple will launch in 2021 its first cell phone with a 5G modem developed by them and by 2020 it is expected that it will use an 5G modem from Qualcomm, its current supplier of this type of components.

The recent purchase of Intel's modem division hints at Apple's interest in creating its own modems so as not to rely on Qualcomm. However, the Reuters report also suggests Apple will replace Qualcomm slowly and cautiously until it makes sure that its own modem works correctly in all regions where it sells its cell phones.

So far Apple has not announced anything officially, not even about the phones we hope to meet in September.


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