Apple was at the verge of losing out of the 5G competition before its dramatic reconciliation with American chip maker, Qualcomm. Now, there is hope that we will see a 5G iPhone next year but the company is officially not saying anything about it. Recently, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook was asked “what is Apple’s 5G strategy” and “when will Apple launch 5G products?” Tim Cook responded to the first question.
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He said that 5G is not currently considered by Apple. He said that Apple will carefully evaluate various new technologies and then launch the products as soon as possible, at the right time and conditions. Cook added that new technologies are springing up every day and it is difficult to predict the next new technology. As early as March of this year, Cook was also asked whether he had plans to release 5G mobile phones this year when he participated in the “2019 China Development Forum Annual Meeting” economic summit. At the time, Cook responded that he would not discuss the release of the product.
Although Cook claims that Apple is currently not considering 5G, his second statement seems to be a positive one. As of now, there is no new technology that would completely overshadow 5G. Apple’s strong interest in 5G technology is evident in its settlement with Qualcomm. We believe that 5G is one of the “new technologies” been evaluated by Apple and by next year, we will see a couple of 5G products from the company.