Apple is set to roll out four iPhones in the second quarter of 2020 and some of the forecasts are that the iPhones might be Apples first 5G enabled device.
Although they are not yet seen, the iPhones are rumoured to be also the largest of the iphone family.
According to an analysis by JP Morgan, the iPhones come in several sizes the smaller one measuring 5.4 inches, the larger two at 6.1 inches and the largest iPhone measuring 6.7 inches respectively.
Probably, this anticipation is spurred by other market leaders like Samsung who have launched 5G enabled Samsung Onplus and Edge devices which are 5G enabled.
Huawei Mate X and Mate 30 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix3, Lenovo V50 Thin Q and Oppo Reno have all rolled out to 5G.
Despite most Apple’s competitors moving to 5G, the company seems unmoved and may take its swift time to roll out the service but the main competitors might outsmart them because of the 5G demand.
Several articles peg Apple’s shift from Qualcomm to intel components as the main reason as to why they have lagged in rolling out 5G putting its competitors especially Huawei in the forefront.
Geoff Blaber an analyst at CSS insight according to Bloomberg said that “They must have the service by 2020 as coverage starts to roll out
Edition CNN also notes that the delay might be because of an assumption that consumers are not shifting to 5G yet since the service is still limited.
The verge suggests that Apple might not be reluctant but wise instead because 5G networks feel like still in the initial stages and carriers are starting to build the moment to bring 5G to more cities
That leaves little wiggle room for Apple next year. “They must have it in 2020,” said Geoff Blaber, an analyst at CCS Insight. If they can, “they’re going to be launching in the second half of next year right as coverage starts to roll out.”
Elsewhere, there’s a seemingly high demand for 5G even before they are switched on. China Unicom and China Mobile have a close to or more than nine million preorders for the 5G services. The telecoms forecast more orders once the price tags for the services are announced.
According to Bloomberg, in contrast to 4G, 5G has kicked off on a far much faster rate. By the end of the second quarter of 2019, there were already 31 commercial 5G services. For 4G, it took almost four years for it to be rolled out in large numbers.
Just like the 4G and 3Gs, 5G also relies on the type of device connected to, location and majorly network.
5G devices have more capacity and strength of signals in crowded areas. On a 4G in such scenarios, you lose the connection but doesn’t apply in 5G devices because of a stronger connection.
Possibly, this is the reason why every technology company is keen on rolling out 5G.