Apple 'to launch FOUR new 5G iPhone models' before end of year, insiders claim
APPLE could launch as many as four 5G-ready iPhone models later this year, insiders claim.
The Californian tech giant still hasn't released a 5G-capable iPhone yet – lagging behind rivals like Samsung and Huawei.
After years of waiting, 5G is finally here – delivering ultra-fast speeds in major towns and cities across the world.
In the UK, speeds are as high as 10 times average 4G download rates.
But not all phones are 5G-ready, including the iPhone – because Apple hasn't fitted any with a 5G chip.
However, a top industry insider reckons we'll see four 5G models launching before the end of 2020.
Respected tech industry analyst Jon Prosser says these four models will have different specs – including varying screen sizes.
He predicts a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 that costs $649, with a larger 6.1-inch version for $749.
Both of these models are expected to feature two cameras, OLED screens, and support 5G connections.
Next up is a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, this time with three cameras and an iPad Pro-style LiDAR sensor for depth-sensing the real world around you.
This handset is expected to cost $999, in line with the current iPhone 11 Pro.
Lastly, Prosser moots a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, again with a triple camera and LiDAR scanner.
This handset is rumoured to cost a lofty $1,099, which wouldn't be a huge surprise.
Sadly, Apple hasn't confirmed any such devices – so it's impossible to say if the rumours are true.
That said, Apple typically launches new iPhone models each September, and these handsets are roughly in line with last year's models.
Cheap iPhone SE deal revealed
Here's a cracking iPhone SE deal to consider…
A CRACKING deal on Apple's brand new iPhone SE gets you the phone for £26 a month – and 22GB of data.
Better still, it comes with a free pair of Apple AirPods, which would usually cost you about £150.
The offer comes courtesy of online retailer Mobiles.co.uk.
It's a Vodafone deal with a fairly low £150 upfront fee and a £26 monthly charge.
You'll get unlimited minutes and texts, as well as a generous 22GB of data.
And there's a free pair of 2nd-generation Apple AirPods thrown in to sweeten the deal.
- iPhone SE at Vodafone (22GB data) for £26 a month (£150 upfront) – buy here
Importantly, Apple is under growing pressure to produce a 5G iPhone, as more users start to upgrade to 5G contracts.
It's likely that 5G will outgrow 4G in terms of usage in the next few years, and Apple won't want to miss out.
Prosser also has a good track record when it comes to Apple leaks.
He recently predicted the launch of Apple's cheap new iPhone SE, as well as the most recent MacBook debut.
However, September is still a long way off and Apple's plans could change in the meantime – not least because of the ongoing global health crisis.
In other news, Apple will host its annual WWDC event virtually for the first time ever – on June 22.
The tech giant appears to be working on a new feature that lets you edit your texts after you've sent them.
And, a clever iPhone trick lets you find any photo in your camera album in seconds.
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