Apple postpones an expected feature for the iPhone to 2021
It is still not clear whether we will see the new iPhones at the Apple presentation today. However, a well-known insider and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared important details about the next "Apple" smartphones.
According to various reports, the new iPhone will receive batteries of lower capacity than its predecessors. To compensate for this, Apple intends to use 5-nanometer processors with improved energy efficiency. However, this year's models are expected to support 5G, which leads to significantly increased power consumption. That is why, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the company still decided to abandon support for the 120-Hz display refresh rate in the new iPhone, as this "would significantly degrade the user experience." According to him, Apple is focused on implementing this feature in the 2021 models.
According to the analyst, each of the four models of the new iPhone will be released in two versions. One will support 5G only in the range below 6 GHz, while the other will additionally implement work in the millimeter band (mmWave).
Ming-Chi Kuo also said that the smallest 5.4-inch iPhone will have a more compact cutout, so that there is enough space for normal display of information in the upper left and right corners. It is noted that against the background of other models, this change will not be too noticeable, since Apple, in fact, will reduce the cutout in proportion to the size of the case.