5G iPhones expected to provide Apple with stronger handset revenue growth next year

5G iPhones expected to provide Apple with stronger handset revenue growth next year
Yes, the 2019 Apple iPhone models have been released for just over a week, but already the talk has turned to next year's line. Apple is expected to redesign the 2020 iPhones and some-or all-of the models could support 5G connectivity. According to Seeking Alpha, JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that this year's phones will do better than the "muted expectations" that Wall Street has forecast and he expects these estimates to rise "materially" as the year progresses.

But Chatterjee's eyes are on next year and he says that 5G iPhone sales "will drive high investor confidence in the sustainability of revenue growth even in the backdrop of a mature smartphone market." 5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity and U.S. carriers are beginning to offer it in certain markets. Nationwide 5G should be available next year with T-Mobile expected to be the first to complete a coast-to-coast network. Download data speeds will be 10 times faster than 4G LTE speeds allowing users to download movies in seconds. But the next generation of wireless is about much more than that. New businesses and industries will be created to take advantage of the faster wireless speeds and the global economy should get a boost.

Apple traditional lags the transition to the next generation of wireless connectivity


Several Android manufacturers have already released 5G phones in the U.S. such as Samsung, OnePlus, LG and with a Roger Maris-like asterisk (Google it), Motorola*. The latter's phones like the Moto Z4 and Moto Z3 require the use of the company's 5G Moto Mods to connect to Verizon's network.

As for Apple, the company is repeating the routine that it used during the transition from 3G to 4G LTE. Remember that commercial from back in 2011 where Samsung made fun of iPhone fans waiting in line for 2011's iPhone 4s? The ad was created to promote the Samsung Galaxy S II which was already offering 4G connectivity at a time when the iPhone was supporting 3G. In the spot, those waiting in line are impressed by a passer-by sporting the Galaxy S II who asks, "Why don't you guys just get 4G phones?" You also might recall that at a time when 3G was available, the original iPhone ran over AT&T's insufferably slow EDGE network. Not only was there a huge difference in quality between YouTube videos played over EDGE and on Wi-Fi, you could not use the browser and receive a call at the same time. Apple immediately remedied this by introducing the iPhone 3G in June 2008.


Besides 5G support, the 2020 iPhones are rumored to have some new screen sizes. Assuming that Apple calls next year's models the iPhone 12 instead of the iPhone 11s, the iPhone 12 Pro Max could come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. The iPhone 12 Pro could sport a smaller 5.4-inch AMOLED display and the iPhone 12 a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen. Yes, all three phones next year should feature an AMOLED display. The trio will be powered by the A14 chipset built on the new 5nm process. This means it will contain more transistors than the A13 Bionic and should lead to greater performance and better energy consumption. We also could see Apple finally drop the proprietary Lightning port and turn to Type-C instead. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already said that next year's iPhones will have a smaller notch.

One of the biggest design changes could be the addition of a metal frame; this could give the 2020 iPhone models a resemblance to the iPhone 4. The latter, first released in 2010, was compared to a beautiful old Leica camera by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

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20 Comments

1. Wazupmrg

Posts: 188; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

This is funny since another article from this same blog said 5g was nothing to get excited about. But now...... Lol

2. AllPhonesMatter

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 29, 2019

Apple is killing it, happy to see it. Loving my iPhone 11 Pro Max. Might go for the 5g one next year.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My download/upload speeds through Rogers are blazing fast when compared to my Telus home wifi...

4. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

5G is nothing right now, it will be streamline when apple jump on the board.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Or Apple will jump on board when it gets mainstream.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

5G, and a new design are of course welcomed, but at this point, it's the software and bug, that have me on the fence. In 4 days I was done with the Pro Max, and we're about to take my wife's back as I type this. Hers is having 3 bug issues. 1. Email 2. Random freezes/reboots 3. Text issues. She's had it with the phone, and just wants to exchange it. 2020 has to be better than this Apple...it just has to be.

7. AllPhonesMatter

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 29, 2019

My Pro max is perfectly fine and it's the best phone i've ever used. Sorry that your wife can't figure her phone out.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1135; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'm glad you're enjoying your new phone but I doubt that "his wife can't figure out her iPhone" is the reason. He's a long time Apple user and definitely knows what he's talking about.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on ZEUS. These Apple Simps on here, haven't been here long enough to know I've been using Apple products forever, and know exactly what I'm speaking on. iOS 13 is simply buggy as hell, and that's why Apple has already issues 13.1, 13.1.1, and now 13.1.2 in less than 2 weeks, and all have been about fixes. The Apple Simps refuse to be open about issues, I'm 100% open. No need to lie, Apple isn't paying me, I'm a consumer.

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1135; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Right on bro. Also I don't understand how people can justify the lack of 5G. It doesn't matter if the 5G is still in it's infancy. You're freaking paying $1200 for a 64GB base storage device. It should have everything and especially considering how phones last longer, it should be future proof for that price.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. 5G, as well as 128, or 256 gig base

17. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

They know that what you say hurts their feelings, that's for sure.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just don't get it. it's like Apple sends them a check or something. Hell, my Note ain't perfect either, but it is more stable than that Pro was.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your Pro Max is just as buggy as hers was. You're just an Apple Simp, that lies about Apple's issue, and my wife is a consumer, that's not keeping a buggy phone, that still isn't working right after 13.0, 13.1, 13.1.1, and now 13.1.2. She figured that out quite fast. iOS 13 is junk, from a stability standpoint, and it's all over YouTube, and the forums. Simp.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop lying dude. Your Max is messing up like all the others, you just won't be honest about it.

16. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

Talking smack about someone's wife makes you look even smaller than usual, Sparky.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31305; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a Simp for ya.

10. Ampo2412

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

I'm done with the iPhone. I tried Samsung before a long time ago but didn't like so now I'm going to try the Pixel. It's supposed to be the best Android, best support and update. My friend love his, the camera is amazing.

11. strawberry

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

thiught many people said Apple is doomed?

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