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Topic: 5G

5G will fuel smartphone industry growth -- but it is only a temporary push

01/21/2020, 09:01 am

The spread of 5G into mainstream usage will help create a surge of smartphone sales but the hype behind 5G will only be a temporary lift for sales of devices like Apple's 2020 iPhone refresh, with the market expected to contract in 2022.

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Morgan Stanley ups AAPL price target to $368 on potential of 5G iPhone supercycle

01/17/2020, 01:01 pm

Morgan Stanley has raised its price target on shares of Apple, voicing its view that investors are under-appreciating the impact this year's 5G-enabled iPhone release is expected to have on the company's bottom line, especially given the roll-out is expected to coincide with a multi-year peak in the number of iPhones due for replacement.

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Apple reportedly taps Taiwan's ASE for mmWave 5G iPhone and iPad Pro

01/15/2020, 10:01 am

Component manufacturer Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is reported to have become one of Apple's suppliers for the antennas needed on the mmWave 5G "iPhone 12" and for the iPad Pro too.

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Upcoming 5G 'iPhone 12' expected to support 'true' mmWave 5G

01/13/2020, 08:01 am

Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note to investors suggesting that the 2020 5G "iPhone 12" will support the entire 5G spectrum, including mmWave, despite what other analysts have said.

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Apple may split its 5G 'iPhone 12' into two launches

01/06/2020, 10:01 am

A financial analyst claims that Apple will divide its 5G launches into one for the slower sub-6GHz "iPhone 12" in September, and one for the faster mmWave models in December or January 2021.

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April 2019 in review: Apple settles with Qualcomm to get its 5G modem

12/27/2019, 03:12 pm

The month after a lot of product releases always goes the same way with people immediately looking to what's next. In April, though, we may have had a lot of rumors, but we also had legal battles, security issues, and a clear path forward for 5G on the iPhone.

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AT&T starts actual 5G rollout in ten markets -- but without mmWave

12/13/2019, 09:12 am

AT&T has started the rollout of its 5G mobile network, with the carrier making the low-band version of the technology available to use in ten markets across the United States - but it can currently only be used with one smartphone model.

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BofA ups AAPL target to $290 amid China concerns, rising 5G expectations

12/12/2019, 03:12 pm

Despite mounting risks in mainland China, Bank of America Securities upped its price target another 7% on shares of Apple this week, saying the international roll out of 5G should help the company sustain consistent sales of over 200M iPhones over the next few years.

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Rosenblatt spews specs for six 'iPhone 12' models while reiterating Sell rating on AAPL shares

12/09/2019, 08:12 am

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.'

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'iPhone 12' could get bigger battery because of smaller circuitry

12/09/2019, 06:12 am

A reduction in the size of an essential battery protection circuit for the iPhone could mean that Apple has room to include bigger batteries in the 2020 "iPhone 12" series.

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T-Mobile 5G service launches across US, minus high-speed mmWave

12/02/2019, 12:12 pm

T-Mobile launched its nationwide 5G network on Monday, one that covers more than 200 million people across the United States. But, customers expecting high-speed connections may be disappointed by the promotion of the carrier's 600MHz spectrum and nearly no mmWave rollout.

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Only two of four 'iPhone 12' models may support mmWave 5G

12/02/2019, 08:12 am

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.

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Apple expects to sell over 100M 5G iPhones in 2020

11/25/2019, 08:11 am

An unconfirmed report in Digitimes claims that Apple is advising its suppliers that it will be producing in excess of 100 million of the next iPhone, a rise of around a fifth over 2019's estimates.

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AT&T to roll out true 5G to consumers in 'weeks'

11/22/2019, 11:11 am

It's still chiefly a lower-speed version of the technology, but genuine 5G is shortly to reach 'tens of millions' of AT&T customers across the US. True full speed 5G for businesses is also expanding.

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Apple's brawny 5G iPhone family will require larger, pricey motherboards

11/03/2019, 12:11 pm

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%.

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Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

10/30/2019, 07:10 am

Apple has reportedly set lofty sales goals for the 2020 iPhone launch, and the company's market power could spur more and faster 5G rollouts.

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2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style ProMotion 120Hz display

10/28/2019, 07:10 am

New supply chain rumors appear to corroborate previous reports that Apple will add high-refresh rate ProMotion displays to the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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Apple A13 supplier TSMC reports stronger than expected smartphone demand

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

The maker of Apple-designed A13 chip, TSMC, reports smartphone demand that is stronger than expected, and is investing up to $5 billion extra ahead of its new forecasts about 5G models.

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Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in iPhone by 2022

10/11/2019, 02:10 am

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

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5G iPhone impact underestimated by investors & analysts, says Jefferies analyst

09/24/2019, 11:09 am

Investors are being too conservative in their guesses of how much impact 5G will have on the iPhone's sales in the coming years, a Jefferies analyst suggests, with Wall Street apparently underestimating how many people will upgrade their devices to take advantage of the communications technology.

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