KEY POINTS

  • Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to release four 5G-enabled iPhones in fall this year
  • The four models range from 5.4 inches to 6.7 inches
  • Analysts from JP Morgan support Kuo's prediction, adding that the new handsets will feature new tech

Apple is expected to launch several iPhones with support for the growing 5G network. Analysts, in fact, expect that the Cupertino tech giant will launch four 5G iPhones sometime during fall this year.

Noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a research note seen by MacRumors, expressed that he expects Apple to release four new 5G iPhones during the second half of 2020, specifically between late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

If correct, Kuo's prediction means that Apple will, like before, announce its new high-end iPhones in September, followed by a release quickly thereafter. An exact announcement and release date remains unknown at the moment.

The famed analyst, known for making accurate predictions about Cupertino's upcoming products, previously said that Apple is working to release iPhones with sub-6GHz and mmWave support depending on the region. He believes these handsets will become available in five markets: Canada, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.

Kuo said he expects Apple to release four 5G-capable iPhones in different sizes. Here's a quick look at their expected features:

  • First, a small iPhone 12 that features a 5.4-inch OLED display and a dual-lens rear camera setup.
  • Second, a bigger iPhone 12. This features a 6.1-inch OLED display and a dual-lens rear camera setup.
  • Third, the iPhone 12 Pro. This also has a 6.1-inch OLED display, but has a triple-lens rear camera setup.
  • Fourth, the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max. This will feature a 6.7-inch OLED display and a triple-lens rear camera setup.

Kuo's predictions are in line with those made by JP Morgan's analysts, who also said Apple will release four new 5G-enabled iPhones in different sizes: a small 5.4-incher, two 6.1-inch models, and a bigger 6.7-inch model.

JP Morgan's analysts added that aside from introducing 5G on its upcoming iPhones, Apple might also introduce other new technologies. For example, the analysts said the largest iPhone model, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, will “likely have” sensor shift technology that will work with optical image stabilization features to allow users to take better-quality photos even if the subject is moving.

That said, all of these are but predictions. Better wait for Apple to make official announcements in the future.