Apple recently decided to add the five-generation mobile phone functionality to all the new iPhone models expected to be launched next year 2020 by three models to operate on the two main technologies of the fifth-generation mobile networks, Millimeter waves "that are commonly used in densely populated urban areas and uses, and a 6-GB sub-spectral technique, which is used in open rural areas, the least densely populated.
This came in a forecast by Apple analyst and products and plans, Ming Chi-ku, in a written note to investors and Apple shareholders, and was quoted by macrumors.com, and his expectations over the past years It is true, and Apple agrees on the ground.
Reasons for decision
Ming Chu-koo said that Apple's decision to add functionality to the fifth-generation mobile network was due to three reasons: first, it had acquired Intel's mobile modem modem unit in a deal worth close to $ 1 billion, With about 2,200 engineers and 17,000 patents added to iPhone factories, and thus have the ability to modify mobile phones to operate with "modem" units capable of connecting to the fifth generation mobile networks. It is imperative to invest what has been spent in this deal, adding more competitive edge and new features to iPhone phones.
The second reason is that Apple has a large part of its vision of expanding applications, software and systems based on enhanced mobile reality technologies, and software and applications based on this technology require very high speeds in mobile communications, The fourth generation that is currently working, or the fifth fastest generation and adapted to the enhanced reality and needs. Thus, the production of phones supporting the fifth generation, while at the same time to promote the environment for the deployment of applications and enhanced reality, and ensure a great deal of acceleration in the future.
The third reason is that the addition of the fifth-generation support feature helps iPhones compete better with Android phones that support the fifth generation, especially as Apple plans to have prices for its fifth-generation phones competitive in terms of price or Cheaper than Android phones.
In his memo, Ming Chi-koo pointed out that Apple will use its phones to connect with the two popular fifth-generation technologies. The first is the technology known as "millimeter waves", a technology that achieves superfast speeds, Demonstrating the capabilities of the fifth generation mobile, and is commonly used in all regions, especially urban areas, the largest in its population density, and levels of use of mobile communications for the transfer and exchange of data.
The second is the "6 GHz sub", which operates at medium and low-speed levels, but overall is several times faster than the current 4G. They are usually used in the less densely populated rural areas and the least in the amount of data transmitted over the network.
Some commentators commented on whether Apple's decision to provide its fifth-generation phones to become the iPhone 5 meant something or a difference for business owners, and that reflected positively on its sales.
"Apple's decision can not count on a sales boom that saves the iPhone from the difficulties it faces, and the wave of migration and declining loyalty to it," said Nicole Ping, vice president of mobile systems at Canales Consulting and Research. For the benefit of some of its competitors, including Samsung (Samsung), and phones from the family (Galaxy S) ».
"First, the adoption of smartphones for the fifth-generation mobile phone does not necessarily mean a successful and widespread deployment for the fifth generation itself, it will take a lot longer and more complicated than the fourth generation and the previous generations, as well as the high cost, Of pressure on operators and network owners, who are already facing a decline in revenues and further competition in prices, meaning that the coverage of the fifth generation will be limited, and consequently the additional benefit that the fifth-generation phones will offer will be less, Images in areas covered by the fifth-generation networks, and the final outcome that users will not notice a clear difference and great when purchasing for the fifth generation phones. »
The second factor is that the fifth-generation speeds achieved so far have not reached the theoretical or usual speeds, but are still experiencing some operational trouble. Field analysis has shown that velocity levels in Verizon's new fifth generation network Chicago, were diverse and had clear differences. Sometimes it reached 600 Mbps as a download speed, sometimes reaching 634 Mbps.
The third factor, according to Bing, is the situation in the phone market. A report by Canales recently confirmed that the number of smartphones with V generation will reach 800 million units in 2023, representing 51% of all smart phone shipments, China is expected to account for most of the shipments of fifth-generation smartphones by 34 percent, followed by North America by 19 percent and Asia Pacific by 17 percent. This means that fifth-generation phones will not exceed 4G phones until at least four years have passed, This period will not be a fifth-generation characteristic of decisive change Smart phones, including the iPhone, were lost.
Apple Computer analyst Ming Chu predicted that the iPhone 2020 phones will have 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inches screens, all of which will be manufactured using OLD technology. , Is expected to appear on iPhone phones in 2021.
Apple aims to increase competition with Android by introducing the new feature at moderate prices.