According to DIGITIMES' latest report, Apple plans to release its first iPhone and iPad Pro Model Supporting 5g technology in the second half of 2020, which also means that from this year, Apple will strive to develop 5g and try to gain more shares in this field.
The report shows,These devices will be equipped with A14 chips based on 5nm (iPad Pro is expected to be equipped with a14x), and support mmwave and frequency combination below 6GHz. It is expected that Apple's 5g iPhone will use snapdragon x55 modem, but the report does not mention which modem 5g iPad Pro will use, which is likely to be the solution of Samsung and MediaTek.
In a previous report, mr. guo said that the 5g iphones would all carry qualcomm's x55 baseband, and apple would sell only sub-6g or sub-6g mmwave models (software-level shutdown of the sub-6g iphone's 5g feature) to reduce the cost of buying qualcomm's x55.
Millimeter wave (mmwave) can achieve ultra fast transmission speed in a short distance, so it is most suitable for densely populated urban areas. 5g below 6GHz, by contrast, is generally slower than mmwave, but the signal travels farther and is more suitable for suburban and rural areas.
Apple plans to launch its new iPad Pro in March with a three-shot post and many new features, according to previous sources. The rumors are still sound from the update cycle for the Apple iPad Pro, which is about 18 months old and nearly 18 months since Apple released the iPad Pro 2018 in October 2018.