5G iPhone and iPad Pro models coming in second half of 2020

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is on track to launch iPhone and iPad Pro models with 5G capability by fall of 2020, according to their sources. The reports indicate that the devices will use 5nm-based A14 chips and support a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz, which is important as US carriers are using a variety of frequency bands for their respective networks. Apple is expected to utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem for the iPhones, but the modem to be used in the 5G iPad Pro remains to be seen.

DigiTimes believes that Apple will announce both the iPhone and iPad Pro 5G models in September. Additional rumors also suggest that Apple may first release an updated version of the iPad Pro in March, and when the 5G iPhone and iPad Pro launch later this year, the specs and hardware of the new 5G models likely won’t differ from existing models (except for the modem).