According to local media reports, sources from the makers of the phone supply chain said Apple will launch six iPhones this year, two of which will still use LCD screens. “Apple will launch up to six iPhones in 2020, four of which will use ANOLED screens and two will use LCD screens,” the message said.
TSMC will use its INFO_AIP technology to produce antenna modules for the new iPhone, the report said. In the memory market, major NAND flash memory chip makers are ready to raise their prices to reflect growing market demand. To this end, the price of NAND flash contracts could increase by more than 40% in 2020.
Last month, analysts at Rosenblatt Securities reported that Apple will release six iPhones (iPhone 12) next year: the iPhone 12 4G, the iPhone 12 Pro 4G, and the iPhone 12. Pro 5G, Phone 12 Pro Plus 4G, iPhone 12 Pro Plus 5G and iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G.
Analysts believe the iPhone 12 will support wireless charging, both 4G and 5G. Battery capacity may be increased due to the faster power consumption of the 5G version.
In terms of screen size, the current iPhone 11 series has 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.5 inches, while the iPhone 12 may be 5.4 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
As for sales of the 5G version of the iPhone, analysts at Rosenblatt Securities are relatively pessimistic, with 30m iPhones expected to be sold this year, with sales expected to be less than 20m.
In 2019, Apple’s shares rose more than 80 percent, driven by the iPhone and wearables businesses, to rank eighth in the Standard and Poor’s 500 IT index. It has also helped boost suppliers’ share prices, such as qorvo, a RF technology supplier, which jumped 94 per cent, Skyworks, up 82 per cent, and Micron, up 74 percent.