According to the respected Apple analysist, Ming-Chi Kuo, four 5G iPhones are expected to be announced and launch late this year. Kuo claims this includes the sub-6GHz and mmWave models as well, in certain regions of the world.
Last month, the word was spread around that Apple was developing four new iPhones for its 2020 release. Kuo, who works with TF International Securities, has been known to be fairly spot on with his analysis in the past is now confident that the four iPhone releasing this year will indeed feature sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies.
As reported by MacRumors, Kuo said that the mmWave models will be released in five regions around the world including the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Japan, and China. Kuo also noted that Apple may disable the 5G feature in countries that are not able to support a 5G connection, or in regions where 5G penetration rates are lower as to cut down on production costs.
The real kicker in Kuo’s latest research notes is his claim that Apple is still on track to release both sub-6GHz and sub-6GHz-plus-mmWave iPhones simultaneously at some point in the second half of 2020, shipping in either the third or fourth quarter of the year.
Although, as MacRumors has pointed out, other analysts have been disputed the timeline, claiming an early 2021 launch was more realistic, Kuo believes that both sub-6GHz and mmWave models are on track. The 2020 lineup of iPhone will likely be revealed during Apple’s keynote in September