The CEO of Apple supplier Broadcom on Thursday said an expected revenue bump in the firm's wireless sector revenue will arrive one quarter later than usual this year, suggesting a launch of 2020's iPhone lineup is slated for a similar delay.
The NFC Forum, an industry group tasked with setting global standards for near field communication technology, on Tuesday announced the adoption of a new Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) that could one day enable smartphones to juice up smaller consumer devices.
A pair of images shared by avid Apple leaker Jon Prosser on Sunday detail what appears to be schematic drawings of a next-generation "iPhone 12" handset, the top portion of which illustrates a TrueDepth sensor "notch" that is substantially smaller than existing designs.
Rebutting claims that Apple's 2020 iPhone launch plans are in peril due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster on Wednesday reminded investors that an iPhone is built over the course of three or four years, not one.
Apple is reportedly considering delaying the launch of its expected 5G iPhones by "months" on concerns that the global coronavirus pandemic will impact demand, as well as lingering supply chain issues.
Though Apple's supply partners in China are still grappling with fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak that left factories in the region shuttered for weeks, the tech giant's important iPhone release cycle has yet to see significant disruption from the ongoing crisis, according to a report on Thursday.
A report on Wednesday reaffirms numerous claims that Apple will this fall debut an iPhone model featuring an integrated rear-facing VCSEL laser system, good for depth measurements that power advanced augmented reality applications.
The "iPhone 12" could have extremely fast wireless networking with support for 802.11ay networking potentially allowing it to connect at gigabit speeds with home appliances and other hardware, and the long-rumored "AirTag" tracking device may use wireless charging.
Rosenblatt Securities said Monday it believes Apple is working on as many as six different "iPhone 12" models — including 'Plus' and 'Max' size variants of its 'Pro' series — but nonetheless reiterated its sell rating on the company's shares, predicting impending share losses in China that won't be helped by a so-called 'iPhone SE 2.'
Apple will be launching four iPhone models with 5G in the second half of 2020, analysts from JP Morgan anticipate, with the group split into two pairs of smaller and larger models, but one pairing will include 3D sensing capabilities on the rear and support for the faster mmWave-based 5G connections.
The three models of 'iPhone 12' expected for 2020 will all have OLED-based screens instead of splitting between LCD and OLED, a report claims, but the two higher-tier models are tipped to continue using a better display than the lower-cost variant.
Apple is expected to increase reliance on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna technology with its next-generation iPhone, due out in 2020, but a dearth of suppliers poses a risk to production, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple is expected to take a seat at the head of the 5G smartphone table in 2020 upon introduction of an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the speedy network technology, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.
Apple's first 5G iPhones are expected to rip movies, emails and photos down from the cloud at record speeds but that won't come without a price — at least for Apple, where some components required to support the new spec may run a premium of up to 35%.
The 2020 iPhone could eliminate the famous notch from the design altogether, an image of an alleged prototype suggests, with the TrueDepth camera sensor squeezed into the top bezel to enable the screen to take up the entire front of the mobile device.