Apple may split 5G iPhone lineup into two launches

With 5G becoming more available every month thanks to launches by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, many consumers are eagerly anticipating more 5G-capable devices to choose from. Options are limited right now, and Apple fans have been waiting for news on when a 5G-capable iPhone will be available.

Mehdi Hosseini, a semiconductor analyst for Susquehanna, indicated this week that based on his checkins with suppliers, he anticipates that Apple will launch their first 5G phone in September using sub-6ghz technology, with a faster mmWave 5G model coming in December 2020 or January 2021. Depending on your carrier of choice and the technology they’re using for 5G in your area, one model may be more attractive over the other. 5G networks using MmWave (like Verizon’s) are much faster, but have limited range and coverage.