Apple Tortoise Walks to 5G iPhone While T-Mobile Starts Pre-orders in US
At a time when 5G market is flourishing with a Cheetah-like speed, Apple seems to continue with its tortoise walk despite the slumping market sales. JPMorgan Analyst Samik Chatterjee said that during its fall update cycle, Apple will release four new 5G iPhone models that will support 5G connectivity.
On the basis of channel checks, Chatterjee believes Apple will release a 5.4 inch iPhone, two 6.1 inch iPhones and one 6.7 inch iPhone. This prediction is somewhat in opposition to the idea that a line-up similar to the 2019 line-up with 5.4 and 6.7-inch higher end iPhones and a lower-cost 6.1-inch device.
Irrespective of the number of iPhones to be released, the entire 5G iPhone line-up will have OLED displays.
Speaking about the launch, Chatterjee said, “The 2H20 lineup will include all OLED phones, with screen sizes of 5.4″ (one model), 6.1″ (two), and 6.7″ (one), broadening the screen size range from 5.8″ to 6.5″ in 2019. We expect the two higher end models (one 6.1″, one 6.7″) to include mmWave support, triple camera and World facing 3D sensing, while the lower-end models (one 6.1″, one 5.4″) will include support for only sub-6 GHz and dual camera (no World-facing 3D sensing).”
It is expected that the higher end iPhones might offer support for the fastest 5G technology, mmWave and the two lower-end iPhones may be restricted to the sub-6GHz spectrum, though not speedy but having a wider range.
It is a well-known fact that Apple is poor in responding to the market feedback and so has been under the charts since quite a time now. In order to compete with its rival smartphone companies, Apple must introduce two iPhones in the first half of 2020 and the remaining two in the second half of 2020.
At a time when competitors like Huawei, Samsung, T-Mobile are launching dual sim, foldable phones along with the facility of touch pens, Apple included the dual sim feature only in 2018 – much later when the feature had already become old. Its competitor, T-Mobile is launching a “nationwide” deployment of 5G to an area, reaching out to 200 million residents of the US.
As per the 5G promise by T-Mobile, the 600MHz low-band network went live yesterday. Besides, pre-order of two 5G-enabled phones, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition have already started. Available only in the US currently, the former is priced at $1299.99 and latter at $900.
In the upcoming time, if Apple doesn’t up its game, it is surely going to lose its market share and fan following!
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