Apple analyst announces 2020/2021 iPhone development roadmap
Dec 2019

Kirsten Thomas

Apple analyst announces 2020/2021 iPhone development roadmap

Tianfeng International analyst released the latest prediction that there will be 5 new iPhones launched in 2020, including a 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 and 4 new 5G-supported iPhone 12. He even predicted that iPhone SE2 Plus will appear in 2021.

4 5G iPhones in 2020

Analyst expects the new iPhone in 2020 to use the Qualcomm X55 Modem. The 5 iPhones are divided into mmWave and Sub-6 for 5G support. Among them, mmWave is the fastest, but not all regions will support it, and Sub-6 is relatively not as fast, but more supported. In addition to the different screen sizes of the iPhone 12, the 5G support combinations are also different. In short, it is divided into mmWave + Sub-6 support and only Sub-6 without mmWave support.

It is expected that mmWave + Sub-6 support version will only be launched in the United States, Canada, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, accounting for about 20% of all new iPhones. The rest are mainly supported by Sub-6.

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The four iPhone 12s use 5.4-inch OLED (rear dual mirror), 6.1-inch OLED (rear dual mirror), 6.1-inch OLED (rear triple mirror + ToF), and 6.7-inch OLED (rear triple mirror + ToF).

In addition, 3D depth sensing and Touch ID technology under the screen have the opportunity to appear in the new iPhone 12.

Launch of iPhone SE2 Plus in 2021

Guo Mingyi also expected that in the first half of 2020, the 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 will be officially launched, and in the first half of 2021, the 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch iPhone SE2 Plus will also be launched. iPhone SE2 Plus will use Touch ID and may place the fingerprint scanner above the power button.

2021 iPhone 13 Gives Up Lightning

The report also pointed out that in 2021, Apple intentionally "disappeared" Lightning, so that the phone has a completely wireless experience.

Continued growth

IPhone shipments are expected to increase by 6% year-on-year in 2020, and 8% year-on-year in 2021, mainly due to new designs and 5G support.