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Analyst: Apple will have two 5G iPhone launches this year

A report from Susquehanna analyst Mehdi Hosseini says Apple will have two 5G iPhone launches this year: sub-6GHz models in September, and the mmWave launch in December (or possible even January 2021).

mmWave (millimeter wave spectrum) is the band of spectrum between 30 GHz and 300 GHz. Wedged between microwave and infrared waves, this spectrum can be used for high-speed wireless communications. Another part of the spectrum that’s being used in 5G is sub-6 GHz, which includes the portion of spectrum lower than 6 GHz. These bands are effective at providing coverage and have capacity for a wide range of uses.

”The delay in the launch, according to our checks, stems from Apple’s decision to in-source the Antenna-in-Package (AiP) modules instead of purchasing from the third party,” he said.

Hosseini expects Apple to build and ship total of 60 million 5G phones in the second half of the year. He predicts that most will have OLED displays, but at least one will sport a LED screen.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.