A sequence of current iPhone 11 rumors claimed that Apple would launch three new units this yr, together with the successors of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, with the iPhone 11 Max anticipated to characteristic as much as three rear-facing cameras. Different reviews additionally declare that the upcoming iPhones would characteristic sooner wi-fi help than any earlier fashions, together with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and perhaps even 5G.
In a be aware (by way of MacRumors) despatched prospects after CES 2019, Barclays analyst Blaine Curtis mentioned that the brand new iPhones will help the brand new 802.11ax Wi-Fi normal, which is called Wi-Fi 6.
Apple has been fast to undertake 802.11ac a number of years in the past, nicely earlier than it was finalized. Wi-Fi 6, anticipated to be accomplished this yr, will carry customers greater speeds, improved capability, in addition to higher efficiency in crowded areas like concert events and sporting occasions. The new wi-fi normal will even be extra environment friendly in terms of battery consumption than earlier variations.
The downside with units supporting 802.11ax speeds this early signifies that you may need to attend some time till you possibly can reap the benefits of it. That’s since you’ll want appropriate to create Wi-Fi 6-ready wi-fi networks.
Speaking of early help for nascent wi-fi applied sciences, Apple isn’t extensively anticipated to launch a 5G cellphone this yr. Apple was sluggish to carry 3G and 4G help to iPhone, and logic dictates that the corporate would do the identical factor with 5G. But Reuters says that Apple has thought-about numerous Qualcomm rivals together with Samsung and MediaTek to produce 5G modems for 2019 iPhones.
The dispute with Qualcomm could also be one different cause for Apple to delay the adoption of 5G. The new revelation that Apple held talks about 5G modem chips with different firms comes from the testimony of an Apple exec at a trial between Qualcomm and the FTC.
Apple provide chain govt Tony Blevins talked about Apple’s exclusivity contract with Qualcomm, in addition to plans to seek out not less than yet one more modem provider for its merchandise. In addition to Intel, whose chips already energy numerous iPhone fashions, Apple talked to Samsung and MediaTek about 5G modems. However, the exec didn’t say whether or not Apple will launch a 5G iPhone in 2019. Previous reviews mentioned Apple’s first 5G iPhones would launch solely in 2020.