While Apple is preparing for its successor iPhones of this year, reports are emerging on the iPhones of next year — thanks to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This years’ trio iPhones are said to be incremental upgrades of last year iPhones with no significant changes in terms of design; nonetheless, they would be equipped with top-of-the-line specs that include the new A13 Bionic chip. The trio iPhones of 2019 will most likely be focused on the rear cameras since the earlier reports suggest that Apple would be implementing triple rear cameras for the high-end iPhones and the successor to the iPhone XR will also get rear camera bump with two sensors.
The renders, rumors, and speculations of this years’ iPhones are already on the web for quite a while now. That said, there are new developments regarding the iPhones for 2020. Well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo had shed some further information regarding iPhones of next year in his report. While earlier reports were suggesting what to expect from the iPhones next year that included — 5G iPhones, three OLED models with 5.4-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes.
Ming-Chi Kuo has now confirmed the 2020 iPhone line-up, which is said to be featuring three iPhone models with OLED panels, as predicted in the earlier report. It even matches the screen sizes from the previous report hence suggesting us the two high-end iPhones, which will technically be successors to iPhone XI and the iPhone XIS MAX of this year, which are expected to be coming with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels respectively. Further, the successor to the iPhone XI R of this year will also be upgraded to OLED panel featuring the same 6.1-inch screen size as well.
The other prominent information revealed by Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the high-end models of 2020 will be 5G enabled and the iPhone XI R successor would be limited to LTE still. Also, the recent spat between Apple and Qualcomm have finally been settled, which translates to Qualcomm powered chips for iPhones in 2020, according to Kuo.
Until now, and presumably, for 2019 iPhones, Intel has been the supplier for the chipsets for Apple, but from next year Qualcomm will be the crucial supplier since it has 5G equipped X50 modem already available in 2019 phones that includes — the Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePLus 7 Pro 5G variant as well. Kuo has further revealed that he believes all the iPhones that will be releasing in 2021 will effectively support 5G connectivity. Also indicating Apple would be making its own 5G modems by 2022 or 2023, instead of relying on Qualcomm.
The current line-up of iPhones and the successors to them, this year will be featuring two high models with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screens, as stated earlier. And, the iPhone XR and the successor will be of the 6.1-inch LCD panel. But, the predicted iPhone XI successor for 2020 will have its screen shrunk to 5.4-inch. This suggests that we could expect a smaller iPhone high-end model with significant design changes in 2020. Apple will be releasing the successor of current iPhone line-up with a keynote scheduled in September. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.