Citing production challenges and the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, analysts from GF Securities and Barclays are claiming that Apple’s 2020 5G iPhones will not support ultra-fast mmWave technology, MacRumors is reporting.
Jeff Pu with Chinese investor firm GF Securities has suggested in a research note published this week Apple’s custom antenna-in-package or “AiP” module for mmWave iPhones may be more of a drain on battery life than desired.
“Apart from the epidemic, the power consumption of the AiP module may also affect the launch schedule of the mmWave version,” he wrote.
Similar, Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley from Barclays believe that Apple may not be able to ship mmWave iPhones this year. It must be noted that prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that Apple was still on track to release both sub-6GHz and sub-6GHz-plus-mmWave iPhone models in 2020.
Kuo had also claimed that 5G iPhones with mmWave would be available in five markets, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom.