By Ahmed Yasser
CAIRO, Apr 6 (SEE)-Apple is preparing to compete vigorously against Korean and Chinese smart phone companies next year 2020. The recent generation of iPhone has not seen any significant developments in 2019, according to digitaltrends.com.
Apple’s current model iPhones feature 5.8, 6.1 and 6.5-inch panels, and that’s expected to hold true for the upcoming models due in the fall. Screen sizes should however change next year when the Apple handsets are expected to switch to both smaller and larger displays.
It has also been exploring microLED displays as another LCD alternative.
*Here’s how the screen sizes should change:
– 5.8 inch → 5.42 inch
– 6.1 inch → 6.06 inch
– 6.5 inch→ 6.67 inch
Rumors have suggested that Apple is planning to introduce 5G connectivity in the iPhone in 2020 and is relying on Intel’s chips to do so. That’s according to sources from Taiwan’s handset component supply chain.
Apple began using Intel chips alongside Qualcomm chips with the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and in 2018, Intel was Apple’s exclusive LTE chip supplier for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max following Apple’s legal woes with Qualcomm.
Meanwhile, Intel reported that its chips will be in mobile devices by 2020, and has plans to ship the 8160 5G chip in the second half of 2019, but it’s not clear if it will make those target dates.
iPhones will contain a more-powerful 3-D camera , the rear facing, longer-range 3-D camera is designed to scan the environment to create three dimensional reconstructions of the real world.
Apple’s new system uses a laser scanner, rather than the existing dot-projection technology which doesn’t work as well over longer distances, according to bloomberg. The reality immerses user in a digital realm, AR overlays visuals and data onto a view of the real world.
Also, the company is also planning an enhanced version of its ”Live Photos feature”, which pins video from before and after each shot to the photo. The new version will double the length of the video from three seconds to six seconds.
The new version includes a USB-C connector instead of the Lightning port that has been used on iPhones since 2012. Moving to USB-C would make the new models compatible with chargers used for hundreds of other devices such as; Android phones.