IPhones forecasts for 2020 and 2021

iPhone without Lightning connector may arrive in 2021

Want more rumors about the infamous iPhones 2020 and beyond? For fear nothing: our forever friend, Ming-Chi Kuo, arrived with its newest forecasts – as always, based on solid sources from the analyst in the Apple production chain.

Shall we take a look at them?

In 2020

According to Kuo, Apple will launch five iPhones in 2020! In the first semester, we will have the introduction of “IPhone SE 2”; according to the analyst (and several other vehicles), the device will have a 4.7-inch LCD screen, a single camera at the rear and a format very similar to the iPhone 8, with updated internal components – including a A13 chip and 3GB RAM. There will be no 5G, however.

In the second semester, then, as always, we will update the main lines. Corroborating recent speculation, Kuo said that Apple will launch four devices, all with OLED screens – one from 5.4 inchestwo of 6.1 inches and one of 6.7 inches. Apparently, two of them will be from the cheapest line (similar to the iPhone 11 today, but in two sizes), with two cameras and two from the most expensive line (successors of the iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max), with three lenses at the rear.

They will all have 5G, but specific radios (with or without mmWave) will depend on the country. The two most expensive models will also have the already speculated 3D capture system ToF (Time-of-Flight), which will be able to easily make internal mappings and expand ARKit’s augmented reality experiences.

Kuo also reaffirmed that the four devices will have a design reminiscent of the iPhone 4 – that is, we will have a straighter edge around, at the expense of the more rounded designs of recent years. Let’s see what the result will be.

As early as 2021 …

IPhones forecasts for 2020 and 2021

The first of Kuo’s predictions for 2021 is the introduction of the “IPhone SE 2 Plus”, which, according to the analyst, will have a screen design borderless and without Home button. Interestingly, we won’t have Face ID, however – instead, the Touch ID will be built into the side button, according to him. Kuo did not specify whether the device would have an LCD or OLED screen, but said the panel would have 5.5 or 6.1 inches.

Finally, we have the most accurate forecast pra-frentex of all: according to Kuo, Apple remove the Lightning port of the most expensive iPhones of 2021, to be presented in the second half. This will offer consumers a “completely wireless experience” – meaning, apparently, the only way to recharge these devices will be by Qi bases.

There is no more information regarding this rumor, but it certainly raises a number of questions: will Apple include a wireless charger in the box for each iPhone? How will the CarPlay in so many cars or entertainment systems? And the whole gigantic accessory ecosystem? Will we have a charging system wireless fast enough in 2021 to replace cable solutions?

These are all very pertinent questions, and that Apple will have to study in depth over the next few years. What do you think?

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