The industry chain says Apple will change the iPhone’s release cycle. Two new iPhones were released in the first half and two in the second half. The cycle of adjusting the direction of the product is shorter in order to respond quickly to market feedback. According to the upstream supply chain, Apple is ready to launch a 5G version of the iPhone, a total of four models, the total supply volume is expected to reach 120 million units. Industry chain sources revealed that next year there will be a wave of 5G mobile phone exchange, in order to seize this opportunity, Apple is not willing to lag behind, so planning four models.
And next year may also be the biggest change of phone in the iPhone family after the iPhone 6.
The latest news also notes that all four of Apple’s planned new iPhones will use the Qualcomm baseband, which is expected to be the X55, to support the SA and NSA dual models. But Qualcomm has not yet integrated 5G basebands into its processors compared to Huawei.
With the latest baseband, Apple’s new iPhone will get rid of signal problems, and the number of antennas on the new machine will be significantly higher, as will the requirements for the clearance zone. Apple will carry three LCPs for the new iPhone and support the millimeter wave high-frequency band, which will also lead to a significant increase in speed.
As for the price of concern, the industry chain mentioned in the latest news, although the addition of support for the 5G network, but Apple is also trying to control the price of new machines. As a result, the new machine won’t cost much more than the 2019 model, but the most expensive one stakes is still more than 13,000 yuan.
By comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is currently priced at $12,699. Because the price is too high, its sales are not as hot as the iPhone 11. It was also reported that Apple had cut the series because it was selling too slowly and its user base was too limited.
In addition, analysts say Apple’s four new models next year will include a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and a 6.7-inch iPhone, with two high-end models (one 6.1″ and one 6.7 inches) including millimeter-wave support. The three-camera system and 3D lens, the lower-end model (a 6.1-inch, a 5.4-inch) will only support the slower Sub-6GHz 5G standard, dual camera, and no 3D lens.
Compared to Sub-6GHz, the mmWave 5G technology has a larger bandwidth and is faster in theory. However, due to its small coverage, current network conditions may be limited to major cities and densely populated urban areas, while 5G networks in rural and suburban areas will use slower Sub-6GHz technology.
In addition to the four new models, Apple may also have an introduction to the iPhone SE2 next year, around March 2020. AnalystGuo Mingxuan has pointed out that the iPhone SE2’s design is very similar to most hardware specifications and the iPhone 8, such as a 4.7-inch screen, available in 64GB and 128GB storage versions, with deep-space ash, white and red options, removed 3D Touch modules. At the same time, the parameters have also been upgraded, equipped with A13 processor and 3GB of memory.
The upcoming iPhone SE2 is expected to be the best upgrade option for about 170-200 million users of the existing iPhone 6 and 6S series, after all, the configuration is higher and the price is relatively cheap, with an estimated price of less than 3000 yuan.