According to the latest information revealed by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release three iPhone models in the second half of 2020. This includes a high-end 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-end 6.1-inch model with an OLED display. So far, this latest revelation is at par with his previous information back in April as posted by DigiTimes.com.
Three iPhone Models Next Year
Here are some excerpts from Kuo’s research for TF International Securities as posted by MacRumors.com:
“We expect that the new 2H20 iPhone lines will include the high-end 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch OLED iPhone models and the low-end 6.1-inch OLED iPhone. The 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch OLED iPhone models will likely support 5G. We expect that the PA usage of each 5G iPhone will be 200% more than the current number for iPhone models. Sole suppliers, including Broadcom (designer) and Win-semi (manufacturer), are the significant winners in this case. […]”
“We believe that the content of Apple and Qualcomm’s previous settlement includes Qualcomm’s release of partly 5G baseband chip source code to Apple for Apple’s development of own 5G PA/FEM.”
In addition, Kuo thinks that the next batch of iPhones starting in 2021 will have full support for the 5G network. Likewise, he believes that Apple plans to have 5G modems from 2022 to 2023. This is seen as Apple slowly moving away from its dependence on Qualcomm.