07 November 2019
As the iPhone 11 lineup is official and doing well in many markets, we can now shift our focus on what Apple is planning for the next year. A new report has surfaced that claims there will be four new iPhone models in addition to the already rumored iPhone SE 2 in 2020. This is the first time we are hearing this information which is in contrast to all the reports and rumors so far.
The report is coming from 9to5Mac citing information shared by Dan Ives, an Apple analyst for Wedbush. He said that each of the four iPhone models will come with 5G connectivity. Apple working on 5G iPhones is not something new but previous reports claimed that there will be three 5G models. These new iPhones are further said to come with a 3D-sensing system on the back panel and some kind of "motion control".
A recent Ming-Chi Kuo research note also mentioned the same thing that Apple will use a 3D ToF camera sensor on the back panel. It seems like at least this is something that is likely to happen next year. The details regarding "motion control" are missing but it should not be surprising if Apple implements something like Google's Motion Sense functionality on the latest Pixel 4 series.
Lastly, Ives has corroborated previous reports of the iPhone 11 series being a hit among buyers. He said that iPhone 11 demand has been higher than expectations, specifically in China. This is something even Kuo said in one of his previous research notes. It is the reasonable iPhone 11 pricing that has made it a fan favorite, especially among those who are upgrading from an older generation model like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.