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Apple to Launch 5G iPhones With Sub-6GHz and mmWave Support in 2H20 [Report]

Apple to Launch 5G iPhones With Sub-6GHz and mmWave Support in 2H20 [Report]

Posted January 13, 2020 at 3:51pm by iClarified
Apple is on track to launch 5G iPhones with support for sub-6GHz and mmWave radio frequency spectrum in the second half of 2020, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a new research note, Kuo says that both the sub-6GHz and sub-6GHz-plus-mmWave iPhone models will be released simultaneously with shipments beginning in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of this year.

Millimetre waves have a very short wavelength and fall between 24GHz and 100GHz. This part of the spectrum is not heavily used. Thus, the use of mmWave technology will significantly increase available bandwidth. Additionally, shorter wavelengths permit the use of smaller antennas, resulting in more efficient use of frequencies for point-to-multipoint applications. Carriers can place a larger number of antennas in a given area, enabling greater frequency reuse and a higher density of users.

Previously, Kuo reported that models with mmWave will be available in five markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom. The analyst also suggested that to reduce production costs Apple could disable 5G in countries that do not offer 5G service or have shallow 5G penetration rates.

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[via MacRumors]

Apple to Launch 5G iPhones With Sub-6GHz and mmWave Support in 2H20 [Report]

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