Not long ago, the two-year patent battle between Qualcomm and Apple has finally been resolved by Apple making a settlement payment to Qualcomm and also agreeing to a six-year deal as well. Ever since the settlement, there have been reports about Apple using Qualcomm chips to bring their 5G-enabled iPhone by 2020. With less than six months ahead of the iPhone’s launch, the trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had shed some new predictions regarding the 5G iPhones, which are likely to be forayed next year.
According to 9to5Mac’s report and as per Kuo’s predictions, it is believed that Apple would be utilizing 5G baseband chips manufactured by both Qualcomm and Samsung for their 5G iPhones that are coming up next year. Kuo indicates three benefits on Apple considering to companies to make 5G baseband chips for their iPhones. According to Kuo, these benefits include – less supply risk, lower costs and more bargaining for Apple, as stated in the report.
For those who are unaware, Apple considered Intel to make 5G modem chips for the future due to its battle with Qualcomm, earlier. And, coincidentally Intel had declared that it wouldn’t be making any 5G chips at least for now and the settlement with Qualcomm had made Apple easier to rely on them for the future 5G iPhones.
The report further reveals Kuo’s predictions that suggest Apple will be using Qualcomm made chips for markets which have mmWave spectrum 5G, and the Samsung made chips are utilized explicitly for Sub-6Hz 5G markets. Citing reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions, according to the report, we can expect the next flagship iPhone of 2020 to be 5G-enabled for sure. The report also indicates Kuo’s iPhone sales prediction for 2020, and according to him, Apple would be selling 195-200 million iPhones by next year.
As for this year’s iPhone models is concerned, it is believed that trio of iPhones would be featuring upgraded front cameras shifting from 7MP sensor to 12MP along with the new triple rear cameras on the back. The iPhones this year are most likely the prominent successors to the 2018 iPhones. Stay tuned to Phoneradar for more such interesting updates.