While the technology world has been discussing the 5G networks, phone manufacturers are expected to produce phones capable of accessing them. Of course, Apple has been among the first companies expected to deliver a 5G-compatible phone in 2020, and now this expectation is about to become reality.
According to a recently-published report, all three of the company’s 2020 iPhones will support 5G.
In June, this year, the Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that next year’s 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones would support 5G, while a third – a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone XR successor, would only access LTE networks.
Now Kuo has issued a new report, and according to MacRumors, he’s revised that prediction: All three iPhone models will support 5G.
Ming-Chi Kuo also points out that “Apple has more resource for developing the 5G iPhone after the acquisition of Intel baseband business,” and that the price of Android 5G phones will drop.
Nevertheless, considering the fact that this report comes shortly after Apple announced that it was acquiring a “majority” of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, MacRumors states that the company isn’t quite ready to switch away from Qualcomm, and that it won’t likely happen until 2021 before it can use a version of its own.
“The key is that consumers will think that 5G is the necessary function in 2H20,” he writes.
“Therefore, iPhone models which will be sold at higher prices have to support 5G for winning more subsidies from mobile operators and consumers’ purchase intention.”
In any case, Apple is confident that its customers will prefer to take advantage of using the wide range of 5G networks, and that they will pay more for this service.