We’re nonetheless a great 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 highest Apple insider on the planet is correct together with his newest predictions, evidently 2020 (and past) is shaping as much as mark the beginning of a big new chapter for Apple’s most essential 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 an alternative 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 brand new report right this moment with one other revealing little bit of perception about Apple’s plans for 2020. If he’s proper, 5 new iPhone fashions are in retailer for us subsequent 12 months.
His newest analysis notice, obtained by MacRumors, outlines his prediction as follows:
- The 2020 iPhone releases would come with an “iPhone SE 2” with a Four.7-inch show within the first half of 2020.
- Next up could be higher-end releases, together with a 5.Four-inch iPhone
- plus two 6.1-inch iPhones, one in every of which might be the primary iPhone 12
- after which one 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max within the second half of 2020.
Per Kuo’s report, the 4 higher-end variants would come with a Qualcomm X55 modem and help 5G connectivity.
All this is able to be in-line with the expectation that 2020/2021 will deliver some main design adjustments to the iPhone, with rumors additionally predicting that at the least two of these fashions we talked about above will sport OLED shows. As Macrumors additionally famous individually this week, the rumored Four.7-inch iPhone could be the smallest launched by Apple for the reason that Four.7-inch iPhone eight, whereas the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max mannequin could be Apple’s largest to-date.
With so many fashions coming subsequent 12 months, no marvel analyst Samik Chatterjee, as we famous in our earlier piece in current days, is forecasting two separate launch releases beginning in 2021 — one within the first half of the 12 months, and one other within the second. According to Chatterjee, this new timing might assist Apple restrict its vulnerability to “product cycle missteps.” In different phrases, if Apple will get one thing majorly mistaken with a future launch, it’s obtained extra of a possibility…