Apple is planning to release its first iPhone and iPad Pro models with 5G connectivity in the second half of 2020
This was disclosed by DigiTimes, a Taiwanese industry publication who suggested that the models will most likely be announced in September.
“Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14.” The report said.
In a second report, the sources disclosed in a statement that, “Win Semi reportedly will be the sole fabricator of VCSEL components for ToF (time of flight) AR and depth-of-field (DoF) photography applications, as its US IDM clients have also captured orders from Apple. The ToF camera modules are expected to be incorporated into 5G iPhones and iPads to be released in the second half of 2020.”
For the speed, it will be using mmWave or millimeter-wave which is a set of 5G frequencies that promise ultra-fast speeds at short distances, making it suitable for urban density areas.
The devices will feature a 5nm-based A14 chip — likely A14X for the iPad Pro — and support a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz. Qualcomm is expected to supply its Snapdragon X55 modem for the iPhones, but the report does not specify which modem the iPads will use.