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Rumors: Apple may launch 4 new iPhones in 2020; end of 3D Touch

It's already the second half of the year, which means that rumors about Apple's upcoming releases, like the iPhone, are likely to grow significantly.

While some of the possible features of Ma's upcoming smartphone have already been commented on, certain rumors point out that the Cupertino giant may be holding even more news under its sleeve, as we'll see below.

End of 3D Touch

As we said, some of the likely changes in the upcoming line of iPhones are not exactly new. Among them, since last year the possibility that Apple abandon the 3D Touch on next devices has been circulating the web, gaining even more prominence after the release of the first beta versions of iOS 13, which reduced the applicability of this technology.

Now the DigiTimes added even more fuel to that fire by announcing that the change could affect Apple's own suppliers, as Taptic Engine modules (which give life to 3D Touch) will be simplified (or eliminated), making these companies profit less from these components.

These vendors (such as TPK and GIS), however, seem to be satisfied with sales projections for the coming months, considering touch sensor orders for the new iPads and MacBooks (in addition to 3D Touch iPhones that are still are in production) should not decrease this year.

O DigiTimes It also indicated that Apple is considering including Chinese supplier BOE on its list of partners, despite the US-China trade war. In this case, Ma's motivation would be to avoid the recent Japanese restrictions on exports to Korea, which could jeopardize the production of (Samsung) OLED displays. For now, both companies have not confirmed the partnership.

iPhones 2020: 5G models with 3D camera

Unlike last year, when Apple introduced three new models of iPhones (two of them related), the company could release four new versions of its gadget flagship next year, according to JP Morgan analysts. The information is from CNBC.

Among the new devices, at least three models are expected to have OLED displays: one 5.4 ″, one 6.1 ″ and finally one 6.7 ″. Analysts also predict that these iPhones will already feature 5G technology by 2020, which was also suggested by Ming-Chi Kuo last month except for the 6.1 ″ model, which for Kuo relies on 4G (LTE) connectivity only. .

Not surprisingly, the new models should also include advanced 3D sensor technology in the rear cameras, something that had already been commented by Bloomberg at the beginning of this year.

As for the fourth possible iPhone model expected by 2020, the firm predicts Apple will be able to chase after customers who prefer when iPhones had 4.7 ″ screens and launch an updated device the same size as iPhone 8, but without the technologies. above, such as the 5G and the 3D camera, as well as an LCD display.

Sales forecast for the iPhone 11

The nature of a rumor is uncertain, but when this information addresses certain issues, it can do very real damage. This is what happened when the analysis firm Rosenblatt Securities issued a pessimistic perspective on the possible performance of the next line of iPhones, affecting (briefly) the actions of the giant of Cupertino.

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The company downgraded Apple's roles from the “neutral” position to “sale” after suggesting that sales of upcoming iPhones will be “disappointing” and that the company's service revenue growth should slow down.

In fact, feelings about the next line of gadget Apple's are quite mixed, as the handset is expected to feature a new three-lens camera system, which has left some users concerned about the design of the device (which should resemble that of the XS / XS Max iPhones). In addition, it is possible that the new iPhones offer support for bilateral wireless charging.

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