We’re nonetheless a good distance off from the discharge of Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup, however that doesn’t imply the iPhone-maker’s plans for subsequent 12 months aren’t already coming into focus — and, if the top Apple insider in the world is proper together with his newest predictions, plainly 2020 (and past) is shaping as much as mark the beginning of a big new chapter for Apple’s most vital product.
Following up on the information we reported right here, about Apple planning to modify up its iPhone releases to each a spring and fall schedule (as a substitute of the standard once-a-year launch) after subsequent 12 months’s releases, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with TF International Securities is out with a new report at the moment with one other revealing bit of perception about Apple’s plans for 2020. If he’s proper, five new iPhone models are in retailer for us subsequent 12 months.
His newest analysis be aware, obtained by MacRumors, outlines his prediction as follows:
- The 2020 iPhone releases would come with an “iPhone SE 2” with a 4.7-inch show in the primary half of 2020.
- Next up could be higher-end releases, together with a 5.4-inch iPhone
- plus two 6.1-inch iPhones, one of which might be the principle iPhone 12
- after which one 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max in the second half of 2020.
Per Kuo’s report, the 4 higher-end variants would come with a Qualcomm X55 modem and assist 5G connectivity.
All this may be in-line with the expectation that 2020/2021 will deliver some main design modifications to the iPhone, with rumors additionally predicting that at the very least two of these models we talked about above will sport OLED shows. As Macrumors additionally famous individually this week, the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone could be the smallest launched by Apple for the reason that 4.7-inch iPhone 8, whereas the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max mannequin could be Apple’s largest to-date.
With so many models coming subsequent 12 months, no surprise analyst Samik Chatterjee, as we famous in our earlier piece in current days, is forecasting two separate launch releases beginning in 2021 — one in the primary half of the 12 months, and one other in the second. According to Chatterjee, this new timing may assist Apple restrict its vulnerability to “product cycle missteps.” In different phrases, if Apple will get one thing majorly unsuitable with a future launch, it’s bought extra of a possibility to vary up its new cellphone design or make different tweaks sooner as a substitute of having to attend an entire different 12 months for the following mannequin to launch.