Apple iPhone’s first range of the 5G-enabled model is expected to launch next year. As we heard, Apple’s 2020 iPhone models will include 5G networks support and powered by Qualcomm’s chips.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that iPhone models launching next year will include 5G support. Recently, Kuo has updated some more details about the iPhone 2020 models.
Analyst Kuo believes that Apple’s 5G-enabled iPhone models with mmWave technology may account for 15 to 20% of all new iPhone shipments during the second half of 2020. He also predicts that Apple will use sub-6GHz bands for enabling interoperability with existing 5G cell towers in the US, according to 9to5Mac.
Apple had added LCP-based antennas to the iPhone X back in 2017, but not all iPhone models use it as of now. LCP-based antennas are ideal for 5G devices since there’s very little loss of signal while they deliver consistent network signals across varying temperatures. So analyst Kuo said, Apple is likely to increase the adoption of LCP antenna design up to 75% next year from which is currently around 50%. He also revealed the benefits of using the new antenna technology along with supplier constraints.
Strategy Analytics predicts that Apple will capture the top position in the 5G smartphone market next year.