Apple will ship all three 2020 iPhone models with OLED Displays. This would include the 5.4-inch regular and 6.7-inch Max models, as well as 6.1-inch XR successor. The top two premium 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones will also get 5G support, while the 6.7-inch model will stick to LTE for another year.
These new details have come via a report by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo’s report says that 2020 iPhones will get 5G upgrades via Qualcomm modems. Apple’s court battle was recently settled with Qualcomm, as Intel couldn’t supply the 5G modems that Apple was relying upon.
Ming-Chi Kuo also goes on to say that all iPhones will have 5G from 2021. From 2022 onwards, Apple will be working on replacing Qualcomm’s modem with their own modem in iPhones. This is no easy task but it’s definitely something that the company is working towards, to reduce their dependency and licensing payments to suppliers like Qualcomm.
Previous reports by Kuo and other sources have claimed that Apple will release 2020 iPhones with redesigned antennas, dual Bluetooth audio output, triple camera setup, Wi-Fi 6, USB-C and two-way wireless charging. The new iPhones will also have improved FaceID, Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) for indoor positioning and navigation and a frosted glass casing.
It is also widely expected that Apple will remove 3D Touch from future iPhone models and replace it with Haptic feedback. iOS 13 has already expanded 3D Touch features to all devices so this is all but confirmed.
A new iPhone SE 2 is also expected, which would have the internals of iPhone 8. This would make it a beast of a phone in a small form factor.
One thing we have yet to see in any of the reports and rumors is what would Apple name the new iPhones. Considering that the company changed the naming starting from iPhone X, the logical progression would be to iPhone XI. However, I hope they slip the Roman numerals and use iPhone 11 instead. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R would sound much better than iPhone XI Max and iPhone XI R.