Next year’s iPhone lineup will consist of three iPhone models, and, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, all three models will have 5G capabilities. (Via MacRumors)
Back in June, Kuo said that only two of the three models will include 5G, but he now expects Apple to include 5G in all the 2020 iPhones to compete with more affordable Android smartphones which already support 5G. He also says Apple now has more resources to build a 5G iPhone after the acquisition of Intel’s mobile chip business.
We now believe that all three new 2H20 iPhone models will support 5G for the following reasons. (1) Apple has more resource for developing the 5G iPhone after the acquisition of Intel baseband business. (2) We expect that the prices of 5G Android smartphones will decline to $249-349 USD in 2H20. We believe that 5G Android smartphones, which will be sold at $249-349 USD, will only support Sub-6GHz. But the key is that consumers will think that 5G is the necessary function in 2H20. 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. (3) Boosting 5G developments could benefit Apple’s AR ecosystem.
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