We know that this years iPhones will not come with 5G, we will have to wait until 2020 for the 5G iPhone to be released.
Apple recently settled its dispute with Qualcomm and now it looks like the 2020 iPhone will features 5G modems from both Qualcomm and Samsung.
The news comes from respected Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who had the following to say about next years iPhones.
Apple and Qualcomm’s end of patent dispute and entrance into a six-year licensing deal implies new 2H20 iPhone models will support 5G; Qualcomm and Samsung are potential 5G baseband chip suppliers: The market was worried that Intel’s disappointing 5G baseband chip development might be the most severe uncertainty for the new 2H20 iPhone models’ adoption of 5G. But we believe the uncertainty has been removed after Apple and Qualcomm’s end of patent dispute and entrance into a six-year licensing deal, and Intel’s announcement that it will exit the 5G baseband chip business. We expect Apple will likely adopt 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) and Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) for lowering supply risk, reducing costs and having better bargaining power.
Many manufacturers are releasing 5G smartphones this year, when a new technology comes along, Apple usually waits a while to adopt new technologies, so it is no surprise that we will have to wait until next year to see the 5G iPhone.