The future of wireless internet is 5G. Apple, though, couldn’t care less. While all the top contenders are in the race to be the first in the market, Apple isn’t rushing things. This is quite typical for Apple though. Apple was a year late to the 4G game as well. While it may be an expensive decision in some cases, in this one, it isn’t. One should note that all the carriers won’t be supporting 5G for a while. Coming to the topic though, Apple has finally settled a big question about its future: Who would design the wireless modem?
Recently, Apple was in a dispute with Qualcomm. This left Apple with little choices in terms of who would make 5G modem chips for it. Out of the biggest manufacturers, the other option was Intel. They, however, claimed that they will not be able to meet the 2020 timeline Apple has decided for its 5G enabled phones. Obviously enough, this spoiled plans for Apple. This would mean that a 5G enabled iPhone would not come to market till 2021, at least.
Anyway, some good news did come along the trillion-dollar camp. Recently, Apple’s dispute ended with Qualcomm, resulting in an agreement between the two. This would mean Qualcomm would be manufacturing the 5G modem chips for Apple (yay). Apart from that, Apple has its supply chain quite in order too. According to a report by WCCFTECH, Apple has finalised its manufacturing supply chain for upcoming iPhones.
This is an important feat for Apple. Clearly, Apple is gearing up for a great update for the 2020 iPhone. It would be a bit weird in the way that Apple usually doesn’t bring in massive updates for its S type models, which would be the case in 2020. But, this is for sure that Apple has realised the implications which are coupled with the recent launch of its rival devices. Apple isn’t the massively innovative model which it was when it came out.
The 2020 model would feature a 5nm processor and 5G support. This would definitely set it apart from the competition. In my opninion, this would be the massive update iPhones have been lacking for a couple of years. Not only that, by 2020, Apple would have had enough time to test the technology, observe the market as other devices support it and give out a refined, issue-less product.