When it comes to new iPhones, Apple may be going big – really big. Think 6.7-inch screen big.
That’s just one of the choices iPhones buyers might have available to them come the fall of 2020, if an article published Wednesday from ETNews and spotted by CNBC prove to be true. The Korean news outlet, which pinned its report on unnamed industry sources, also suggested that there would be new iPhones with screen sizes of 5.4-inches and 6.1-inches.
A 6.7-inch screen would be the largest ever on an iPhone.
Both the 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch models will feature OLED displays made by Samsung, the report says. The OLED panel on that tweener 6.1-inch model will be produced by LG Display.
For sure, it’s only been a few months since Apple unveiled what, for now, are the freshest iPhones – the iPhone 11 with its 6.1-inch display, the 11 Pro at 5.8-inches, and the 11 Pro Max at 6.5-inches – proving once again that speculation around Apple’s latest handsets remains a year-round spectator sport.
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Apple declined to comment.
First 5G iPhones?
Industry observers also expect Apple to offer its first 5G iPhone in September 2020, sticking to the usual timeframe when the company unveils new phones. What’s less clear is if all the new iPhones Apple releases at that time will be compatible with the next generation of wireless networks, which are still in their early rollout stages. Only a few premium 5G phones have been released so far in the U.S., none from Apple.
Noted Apple watcher and TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested the new iPhones slated for next September would all be 5G-capable, backed by chips from Qualcomm and Samsung. The ETNews report was less clear about that.
But Kuo has also suggested that a small budget $399 iPhone, possibly known as the iPhone SE2, could launch in the early part of 2020. Such a device would almost certainly not be 5G-capable but it is expected to have the innards of the iPhone 11s in a body with a 4.7-inch screen.
One thing you can count on: Given the calendar, this will not be the last iPhone rumors to surface before Apple gets around to lifting the curtain on all its next devices.
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