There is never any doubt Apple It will launch the iPhone 5G that was activated for the first time this year. It's also as good as confirming that the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem will be installed on the iPhone 5G model. This is after the two companies buried their differences and agreed to work together again in April 2019. The understanding so far is that with Apple After acquiring an Intel cellular modem manufacturing facility, the company will replace the Qualcomm modem with its own internal modem as soon as it can develop it. It is not as the new revelation indicates. The Statement of Work (SOW) signed between the companies last year clearly explained that not only for 2020, but also for the next three years, 2021, 2022 and 2023 AppleIPhone will only use Qualcomm 5G modems.
Copy of the agreement now in the public domain
In the Internet age, nothing seems secret anymore. This document in which the two corporate entities agree to work together does not need to be published. It has come out now and revealed several facts. First, set it Apple You are required to use a Qualcomm 5G modem until March 2024 on your iPhone. More importantly, this reveals the model number of the modem that Qualcomm will produce even though it is not rocket science to understand it. The chipmaker started with the X50 modem used by Samsung and other phone makers that have released 5G smartphones. The modem is now used in X55. It will expand to X60 in 2021, X65 in 2022, and X70 in 2023.
Will the term "Some of" give help?
If you read the document it says Apple will launch the iPhone and then add "some of them will use the Qualcomm SDX55 chipset". This can be interpreted in two ways. One of them is the clear conclusion that not all iPhones are Apple released every year thereafter 5G will be activated. Others can be open with that kind of understanding Apple it will ensure minimal recovery of Qualcomm 5G modems beyond which other 5G modems can get. This is pure conjecture because the terminology used makes you think so.
The last question asked is which iPhone model will be released this fall that will have a 5G version.