Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 3, 2019.
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TF International Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said in a note on Monday that Apple’s first 5G iPhones will launch in 2020 using modems provided by Qualcomm. The note reiterates a bit of what Kuo said in a similar note published in April.
Kuo said Apple will launch three different iPhone models in 2020 with 6.7-inch, 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screen sizes. All three models will have OLED screens, which are more colorful than LCD panels. Apple’s iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS, which launched in September 2018, have OLED screens. The more affordable iPhone XR has an LCD panel.
The 2020 6.1-inch model won’t support 5G, while the other two will, Kuo said, suggesting that Apple will continue to offer a cheaper model next year.
Kuo said that two of the 2020 iPhones will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem after the two companies settled a long-standing lawsuit in April….