5G Network! It is widely expected that Apple will release its first 5G iPhone later this year, and several sources said that 5G-enabled iPhones will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 baseband. But today’s report from DigiTimes claimed that Apple’s chip manufacturing partner TSMC will begin production of the A14 chip and Snapdragon X60 baseband this month for use in the iPhone launched later this year. This is the first time we have seen this “possibility”.
Compared with X55, X60 is built with 5nm process, which has higher efficiency and smaller footprint. Smartphones equipped with X60 will also be able to aggregate data in mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously to achieve the best combination of high-speed and low-latency network coverage.
When the X60 was launched in February, it seemed destined to be used in the 2021 iPhone, not the 2020 iPhone, because Apple needs enough time for testing and production. Qualcomm said that the 5G smartphone with X60 is expected to be released in early 2021, so we still need to wait and see the authenticity of this rumor.
Apple usually releases a new iPhone in September, but due to the impact of the global health crisis, it is not known whether there will be a slight delay in the release plan.