Apple plans to release its first iPhone and iPad Pro models supporting 5G technology in the second half of 2020. The report shows that these devices will be equipped with a 5nm-based A14 chip (the iPad Pro is expected to be equipped with A14X) and support mmWave and frequency combinations sub-6GHz. Apple 5G iPhone is expected to use the Snapdragon X55 modem, but the report does not mention which modem the 5G iPad Pro will use.
According to the report:
Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14.
A14 can be applied to diverse iOS mobile devices for different 5G frequency bands as long as corresponding modem chips and AiP modules are adopted, the sources indicated, adding that Qualcomm will provide 5G Snapdragon X55 modem chipsets for new iPhone devices in 2020.
Win Semi reportedly will be the sole fabricator of VCSEL components for ToF (time of flight) AR and depth-of-field (DoF) photography applications, as its US IDM clients have also captured orders from Apple. The ToF camera modules are expected to be incorporated into 5G iPhones and iPads to be released in the second half of 2020, the sources said.