The latest report about the 2020 iPhones aligns with the recent rumors that the upcoming flagship smartphones from Apple will be 5G ready and compatible. But, the details we now have are more specific and technical. The latest information about next year’s iPhones comes from Nikkei.

 

All three 2020 iPhones will be released with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, according to Nikkei. Reportedly, this modem will be paired with the latest Apple chipset, probably A14 bionic chip, the first-ever 5-nanometer chip made by Apple. With a smaller manufacturing process, chips become more efficient while paving the way to more processing power packed into a smaller space.

This is not the first report that we have heard of Apple planning to release its first lineup of 5G iPhones next year. TFI analyst and Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo have the same prediction about the 2020 iPhones. What makes this latest report interesting is the specific name of the modem.

It can be recalled that Apple and Qualcomm just settled their ongoing legal dispute in Apr 2019. Many initially believed that the Cupertino-based tech titan was working on an in-house modem, considering it has acquired almost the majority of Intel’s modem business in Jul 2019. The latest report also aligns with earlier speculations that Apple is planning to use a 5nm fabrication process for its 2020 iPhones, moving away from the 7nm it utilized on its A12 Bionic chip.

Huawei, Apple’s rival, is also rumored to be working on a 5nm chipset with a 5G modem and will reportedly launch it next year. In addition to Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem and 5nm A14 Bionic chip, the 2020 iPhones are also expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. 2020 is going to be a big year for Apple, considering that it is anticipated to launch the 2020 iPhones, the iPhone SE 2, and the Apple AR Glasses.