Apple is strongly rumoured to be putting its standard iPhone model on a diet next year, releasing a 5G version with a 5.45-inch screen, down from 5.8 inches in the current Xs model.
At the same time, though, the company’s larger model, currently the Xs Max, is likely to grow in size — from an already-large 6.5 inches to a massive 6.7 inches, according a research report published by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Shrinking the size of the standard iPhone model would be an interesting move — it would be the first time since the iPhone was introduced in 2007 that Apple has reduced the size.
Both models will have OLED displays, while the cheaper iPhone XR equivalent will also get an OLED display for the first time, Kuo predicted.
The cheaper model will support 4G/LTE but won’t have a 5G modem unlike the two pricier versions.
Phone Hacks reported that Kuo wrote that the 2020 5G models will use Qualcomm modems, complemented by Samsung radio technology, with Apple’s own 5G modem ready for use only in 2022 or 2023.
Kuo predicted that Apple will move its entire iPhone line-up, including the cheaper XR equivalent, to 5G in 2021. — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media