Early this morning, the famous Apple analyst Guo Minghao released the latest report. The document shows that in 2020, Apple will release 5 new iPhones. These devices will support millimeter-wave / Sub-6GHz technology. Guo Minghao once again cited the previous report’s predictions for the five iPhone models in 2020. There will be a new 4.7-inch LCD model, 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch (rear dual camera), 6.1-inch (rear triple camera) and 6.7-inch OLED type.
Apple’s 5G version of the iPhone will have Sub-6GHz and Sub-6GHz+ versions. For mmWave models, the current development of the Sub-6GHz+ mmWave iPhone is in progress. This smartphone will probably ship at the end of Q3 2020 or the beginning of Q4 2020.
Due to the addition of support for Sub-6GHz and mmWave, Guo Minghao expects shipments of 2020 iPhones to be 80 – 85 million units in 2020. This is higher than the 75 million units for the iPhone 11 series in 2019.
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In other reports, Apple will be fighting a case that involves another American company. According to recent media reports, Apple was accused of stealing trade secrets by an American technology company, Masimo. The company also accused the Cupertino-based company of improperly using health monitoring patents on its Watch.
Masimo and it’s subsidiary of files a lawsuit against Apple
Cercacor, a subsidiary of Masimo also filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming that the Cupertino company obtains confidential information on the grounds of establishing a working relationship and hired Masimo employees. Masimo, which develops signal processing technology for medical monitoring equipment, claims in a lawsuit that Apple infringes 10 of its patents.
Masimo and Cercacor said that their non-intrusive detection technology is key to Apple’s resolution of Apple Watch performance issues. These methods include the use of light transmitters and detectors to measure blood oxygen levels and heart rate.
According to the indictment at the federal court in Santa Ana, California, the American company contacted Masimo in 2013 and asked for potential cooperation with it. Apple says it wants to “learn more about Masimo’s technology and integrate it into Apple’s products.”