Wireless operators are preparing for 5G connectivity, the next generation cellular networking that promises consumers faster download speeds. Hardware manufacturers are already prepared, and plans are already in place for many devices to take advantage of rapid networking. According to a new report, Apple plans to release a fifth generation phone in 2020.
The FCC gained Apple 's approval last year to test 5G technology and laid the foundation for a fifth – generation phone. A report by Fast Company says, "A source with a knowledge of Apple's plans." The call will be announced in 2020. This report plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip, There is still a technical issue with heat dissipation to be done. Apple is chatting with MediaTek to supply the "Plan B" chip.
Apple is currently using Intel in its phone lineup in 2018, but it will not use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Chip for the 2020 model, Apple can be the "main volume driver" for the modem. At the time, Intel told The Verge : "The 5G customer contract and roadmap have not changed between 2018 and 2020. We are committed to 5G plans and projects."