14 January 2020
It remains unknown if Apple is really launching its first 5G iPhone next year and yet we are seeing so many reports getting built up already. One of them even believes that Apple would launch not one but all the three iPhones with 5G support, which seems not plausible. Well, moving on, we now have one more report coming from DigiTimes which cites supply chain partners and shares that Apple is expected to sell over 100M units of the 2020 5G iPhones.
If true, we would see a sharp rise in the shipments in 2020 compared to the shipments of the iPhone 11 series. The figure somewhat corroborates the statement made by Qualcomm earlier this month on the adoption of 5G.
Qualcomm predicted that it expects some 200M smartphones to rely on the speedy wireless technology in 2020. It said there will be two inflection points in the adoption, where in the first half major manufacturers will adopt 5G, and in the fall another set of flagship devices will gain 5G support. And, it is being assumed that this second set could be the Apple iPhones.
Now, according to DigiTimes citing Taiwan sources, the shipments of 5G iPhones could see a substantial rise from the 70-80 million shipments expected of the current generation. If 2020 iPhones are going to support 5G, Apple could get a huge boost in the Chinese market where the adoption is already on the peak.