The revolution is not around the corner.
Despite the fact that the implementation of the communication standard of the fifth generation will start in 2019, Apple is not going to hurry. The release of the iPhone with support for 5G is scheduled for a later date to eliminate all possible problems and present a truly revolutionary device.
As suggested earlier this week, the release of the iPhone with support for 5G networks will take place no earlier than 2020. It’s a bit later than other manufacturers, who intend to show their 5G smartphones in the next year. The postponement of the release of the iPhone with support for 5G at a later date is associated with two important factors.
First, Apple has a fairly complicated relationship with Qualcomm because of the protracted patent dispute. While Qualcomm is a leader in the development and implementation of the 5G standard, best practices to be reckoned. She has already demonstrated after the release of the world’s first 5G modem Snapdragon X50, providing data transfer speed 4.5 GB/s.
Second, the traditional pedantry Apple in developing and testing devices will not allow her to release “raw” product. Support for revolutionary communication standard of the fifth generation will require the installation of 5G modem of the iPhone, and long and laborious work on its integration. According to experts, for normal signal reception in smartphones with support for 5G must be installed four to eight antennas.
All this together makes the production of iPhone with support for 5G quite a challenge. However, Apple still has time to work on the iPhone because the mass distribution of smartphones with support for 5G networks will not begin before 2020. It is expected that by 2022 5G smartphones will occupy 97% of the mobile market.
Source: Gizchina, Gizchina