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Technology Apple’s 5G iPhones will reportedly be powered by its first 5-nanometer chips

00:25  01 november  2019
00:25  01 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Apple reportedly developing in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

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Three of Apple ’ s phones will reportedly release with 5 G connectivity next year using Qualcomm’s X55 modem. This modem will reportedly be paired with a new Apple chipset — likely to be called the A14 Bionic — that’ll be the first from the company to be built using a 5 - nanometer process.

Apple is reportedly preparing three new iPhones to launch in 2020, including two with 5 G support provided by Qualcomm, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Apple is also reportedly building its own 5 G chips to launch in either 2022 or 2023, according to Kuo.

Three of Apple’s phones will release with 5G connectivity next year with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, Nikkei reports. This modem will reportedly be paired with a new Apple chipset — likely to be called the A14 Bionic — that’ll be the first from the company to be built using a 5-nanometer process.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors that Apple is planning on releasing its first 5G phones in 2020, nor is it the first time we’ve heard there’ll be three of them. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made a similar prediction back in July. What’s new are the reports of the exact Qualcomm modem Apple plans to use after the two companies settled their ongoing legal dispute back in April. In the longer term, Apple is thought to be working on its own in-house modems having acquired the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in July.

Apple's 2020 iPhones could have in-display fingerprint readers

Apple's 2020 iPhones could have in-display fingerprint readers While rivals like Samsung and Huawei have been rocking in-screen fingerprint sensors for a while now, Apple has been relying on Face ID since the iPhone X. That might change soon, however, according to a report from Bloomberg's reputable Apple leaker, Mark Gurman. The company is reportedly developing in-screen fingerprint tech that will work in concert with Face ID and might be ready as early as 2020. Front fingerprint readers like Apple's original Touch ID are generally more convenient than those on the back of smartphones. However, modern, all-screen smartphones require front-facing sensors to be embedded under the screen.

Apple ' s recent announcement that it would no longer disclose iPhone sales on a quarterly basis prompted some investors to question Apple ' s ability to increase sales of The 8161 will be fabricated using Intel’s 10- nanometer process, which increases transistor density for more speed and efficiency.

The first customer for those chips will reportedly be Apple , which is seeking bleeding-edge processors for its 2020 iPhones , while other companies continue to roll out larger 7nm chips to power early 5 G smartphones and AI applications. While today’ s news is expected, it ’ s significant in that

The report also corroborates previous rumors that Apple is planning to switch to a 5nm fabrication process for its chips next year, moving away from the 7nm process that it’s used since the A12 Bionic chip debuted in 2018. Apple rival Huawei is also thought to be working on a 5nm chip of its own that’s set to launch in a similar period next year.

As well as 5G connectivity and a new chip fabrication process, next year’s iPhones are also expected to be Apple’s first redesign of its flagship phones since 2017, and could feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. In addition to its three flagship devices, Apple could also release a low-cost successor to the iPhone SE towards the beginning of the year.

Apple’s 5G iPhones will reportedly be powered by its first 5-nanometer chips .
And will feature Qualcomm’s X55 5G modemThis isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors that Apple is planning on releasing its first 5G phones in 2020, nor is it the first time we’ve heard there’ll be three of them. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made a similar prediction back in July. What’s new are the reports of the exact Qualcomm modem Apple plans to use after the two companies settled their ongoing legal dispute back in April. In the longer term, Apple is thought to be working on its own in-house modems having acquired the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in July.

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