If you’re holding off on upgrading your iPhone because the current generation lacks 5G support, then this news will interest you. According to a new report Apple will release 5G enabled iPhones next year. All three models of iPhone, which includes 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models and 6.1-inch LCD model will have this new technology.
The report has been published by Nikkei Asian Review, which says the 2020 iPhones will feature X55. The X55 is the most advanced 5G modem chip and is made by Qualcomm. Even though 2020 iPhones are said to rely on Qualcomm’s chip, it is believed that further in the future Apple will produce and integrate its own 5G modem in iPhones, much like its in-house A-series processors.
Apple has already invested $1 billion in its acquisition of Intel’s modem business earlier this year. Apple’s own 5G chips are expected to get ready by 2024, however some even believe that company might be able to produce them by 2022.
Nikkei also talks about Apple’s A-series processor chips claiming next year’s chips will have a 5-nanometer chip technology. There have been rumors regarding Apple’s interest in adding a 5-nanometer chip to the iPhone and it looks like it will finally happen in 2020 iPhones.
Furthermore the report claims that 2020 iPhones will feature 3D sensing technology on the rear cameras, which will be capable of sensing the environment and detect objects. This technology will be used in applications such as AR games.
The 2020 iPhones are expected to bring major new features and design changes. In addition to support for 5G technology and 3D sensing rear camera, next generation of iPhone is also expected to feature a newer design, bi-directional charging to allow recharging of accessories like AirPods, 120Hz display and more. (via)
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