Analyst Predicts Four 5G 'iPhone 12' Models for 2020 and the 'iPhone SE 2 Plus' for 2021

As per Ming-Chi Kuo from TF Securities, Apple is looking to unveil four 5G based “iPhone 12” models in 2020, which contradicts some other reports we’ve encountered over the past few weeks. Kuo firmly believes that every iPhone lineup in the second half of 2020 will come equipped with the Qualcomm X55 modem with support for 5G and other compatible networks around the world. Kuo also mentions that Apple may choose to disable support for the mmWave 5G spectrum in countries that don’t have 5G yet.

Countries like the U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea, and the UK will reportedly get access to mmWave 5G features on the new iPhones considering that these markets are on course to have widespread 5G connectivity by 2020. Kuo also reaffirms previous reports that Apple will unveil the iPhone SE 2 in early 2020. What’s taken many by surprise, however, is his prediction that Apple will unveil a bigger iPhone SE 2 Plus model in 2021 with a 5.5 or 6.1-inch display. We’re taking this with a grain of salt for the time being given that this is the first time we’re hearing about it.

Yet another somewhat ridiculous rumor is that the 2021 iPhone flagship i.e. the iPhone 13 will reportedly not have a charging/Lightning port at all and offer a “completely wireless experience”. We’re still around 2 years away from this, so it’s hard to tell if this will ever see the light of the day.

As for the Fall 2020 iPhone lineup, Kuo mentioned that there will be a 5.4-inch, 6.7-inch, and two 6.1-inch iPhones making their way to the market. While Apple currently offers three iPhones per year, the addition of a fourth member to the family surely won’t disappoint fans. The two top-end models in this lineup are also expected to pack triple rear cameras and time-of-flight (ToF) sensors.

Via: Apple Insider