Although Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in September, reports had already started to emerge about what the company could be planning for 2020.
The biggest upgrade coming in 2020 will likely be the introduction of 5G network support, an addition that some analysts are expecting will result in a huge iPhone upgrade cycle for Apple, Business Insider reported.
Apple’s next-generation iPhones are expected to introduce other major changes, such as different size options, a revamped design, and a new three-dimensional camera, according to the predictions of TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and other reports.
Apple’s iPhone redesign in 2020 could include bringing back the metal frame that was present on the iPhone 4, Kuo wrote in a note obtained by MacRumors. The analyst also says Apple will be changing the iPhone’s design “significantly” next year.
According to Business Insider, Qualcomm and Samsung could supply the 5G chips for Apple’s new iPhones in 2020, according to that April 2019 note from Kuo, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Apple and Qualcomm recently settled their long-running legal dispute. Apple also purchased Intel’s smartphone modem business in a deal valued at $1 billion in July, a move that will likely help the iPhone maker develop its own modems down the line.