In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple plans to increase the availability of 5G mmWave capable iPhone models to more countries around the world with the release of the iPhone 13 this fall.
“While 5G smartphone shipments increased significantly in 2020, most of them only supported Sub-6 GHz. We believe that mmWave will create more diverse applications than Sub-6 GHz because of the benefits of faster speed and lower latency,” Kuo says. “The mmWave model of the iPhone 12 only supports the US market, and the shipment allocation of the total iPhone 12 is about 30–35%. We predict that the iPhone 13 mmWave models will be available in more countries (e.g., Canada, Japan, Australia, and major European mobile operators), so the shipment allocation of iPhone 13 mmWave models will increase substantially to 55–60%.”
According to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me), there’s a 100% chance that this will happen. After all, there’s no logical reason for Apple not to take this step.