Apple plans on shipping 80 million units of its anticipated 5G iPhone in 2020 according to new report

  • Apple is planning one of its biggest launches ever for next year’s 5G iPhones
  • Reports claim Apple is developing three different 5G iPhone models 
  • The powerful new smartphone network can deliver 1.7GB a second

Apple has big expectations for its oft-rumored 5G iPhone, which its rumored to be released in 2020.

A new report from Nikkei Asian Review says the tech giant is planning to ship an estimated 80 million units for the 5G iPhone.

The phone is expected to come in three models and will feature a new processor designed by Qualcomm.

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According to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is planning to ship as many as 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

According to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is planning to ship as many as 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

While 5G is still an emerging standard, Apple won’t be the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a 5G handset.

In April, Samsung released a range of 5G smartphones, which currently includes Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Note10 5G, and Galaxy A90 5G.

The phones are significantly more expensive than standard smartphones, with Samsung’s 5G models ranging in price from $850 to $2,000.

In September, Samsung said it had sold two million 5G phones across its range and predicted it would sell a total of 4 million by the end of the year.

One of the challenges in developing the 5G market has been the high cost cell phone carriers must pay to build the infrastructure to support it.

WHERE ARE VERIZON’S NEW 5G CITIES? 

Verizon said it will roll out 5G coverage in 20 new cities across the U.S. They include:  

Atlanta Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.

To take advantage of the new speeds customers will need to use a 5G capable phone.

Verizon is covering that end by offering the Galaxy S10 5G — the first 5G compatible device to be sold in the U.S. 

‘Apple’s move to introduce all three 5G iPhones will increase carriers’ confidence to invest,’ Eddie Han, an analyst at Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, told Nikkei.

When Samsung launched its 5G phones in partnership with Verizon, the provider offered 5G service in 20 US cities and promised to add coverage in another 10 by the end of the year.

5G coverage is reputed to be between ten and twenty times faster than 4G networks.

Investors believe 5G could dramatically reshape the mobile marketplace.

5G coverage would make it possible to download a 4K movie in a matter of seconds, something which could change the way people think about content on their mobile devices.

In China, the town of Wuzhen, just outside Shanghai, was retrofitted to be the country’s first 5G town, with networks that can transmit 1.7GB of data per second.

The high-speed data networks could also make it easier for smart device to spread into daily life, powering semi-autonomous vehicles, smart ambulances, internet connected factory equipment, and much more.

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WHAT IS 5G AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

The evolution of the G system started in 1980 with the invention of the mobile phone which allowed for analogue data to be transmitted via phone calls.   

Digital came into play in 1991 with 2G and SMS and MMS capabilities were launched. 

Since then, the capabilities and carrying capacity for the mobile network has increased massively. 

More data can be transferred from one point to another via the mobile network quicker than ever.

5G is expected to be up to 1,000 times faster than the currently used 4G. 

Whilst the jump from 3G to 4G was most beneficial for mobile browsing and working, the step to 5G will be so fast they become almost real-time. 

That means mobile operations will be just as fast as office-based internet connections.

Potential uses for 5g include: 

  • Simultaneous translation of several languages in a party conference call 
  • Self-driving cars can stream movies, music and navigation information from the cloud
  • A full length 8GB film can be downloaded in six seconds. 

5G is expected to be so quick and efficient it is possible it could start the end of wired connections.  

By the end of 2020, industry estimates claim 50 billion devices will be connected to 5G.

The evolution of from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1Gbps - 1,000 times greater than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future 

The evolution of from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1Gbps – 1,000 times greater than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future 

 

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