Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the most trusted source of Apple's rumors; he once predicted that the company would sell three different iPhones more than a year before it became a reality. Now, it is betting that we will see the first 5G iPhones in 2020, even though Apple's original 5G modem provider is no longer making them (through MacRumors and 9to5Mac ).
You see, we already heard that Apple could have an iPhone 5G by 2020, but it was programmed to use an Intel radio chip, something we've already learned is not going to happen, because Apple chose to go with Qualcomm instead , forcing Intel to close its 5G modem store. That took a big toll: Apple agreed to settle all their pending lawsuits with Qualcomm and spent at least $ 4.5 billion to secure the chipmaker's cooperation, for the sake of the iPhone's future. The confusion left us with some big questions, including when we could see the first iPhone 5G now that Apple has to fight to change their Intel radios.
If Kuo is right, the answer is: "Correct As foreseen by Kuo, both a new iPhone smaller than 5.4 inches and a larger iPhone of 6.7 inches will have support for 5G in 2020. (It seems that the XS is getting smaller and the Max is getting bigger, according to those screen sizes.) And it says that Apple's three iPhones 2020, including a successor to the 6.1-inch low-cost iPhone XR that will remain in LTE for now – will feature the dark, vibrant colors and blacks of the OLED displays, unlike the more economical LCD panel seen on today's XR and which will reportedly remain with the 2019 model.
That means that, in theory, each iPhone will have an OLED panel by 2020. Kuo expects all of them to have 5G support in 2021, and Apple will have the opportunity to switch Qualcomm radios to its own internal modems in 2022 or 2023.
From what we have seen of 5G so far, 2020 does not seem Too late to present a 5G phone.