iPhone 13 can extend mmWave support to more countries, new leak tips less wide notch


The iPhone 13, Apple’s next-generation smartphone lineup, is expected to hit the market this fall. The upcoming line of products may support mmWave technology in more regions this time around. With the iPhone 12 series, Apple only introduced mmWave technology in the United States. Ahead of the Apple Spring Loaded event, which will focus on new iPads, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will ship 55 to 60 percent of iPhone 13 devices with mmWave technology. Additionally, screen protectors on the upcoming iPhone 13 have been leaked and confirm that the notch is being narrowed a bit.

MacRumours gained access to Kuo’s latest investor announcement that iPhone 13s with mmWave technology will be available in more countries this year, not just the US. It can extend support to countries like Canada, Japan, Australia, and major European cellular operators. Kuo said the shipment allocation for ‌iPhone 13‌ mmWave models is expected to increase significantly to 55 to 60 percent compared to 30 to 35 percent for the shipping allocation for iPhone 12 mmWave models.

In Kuo’s precise words: “While shipments of 5G smartphones increased significantly in 2020, most of them only supported sub-6 GHz. We believe that mmWave will create more diverse applications than sub-6 GHz because of the benefits of faster speed and lower latency. The mmWave model of the “iPhone 12” only supports the US market, and the shipment distribution of the entire “iPhone 12” is around 30 to 35 percent. We anticipate that the ‌iPhone 13‌ mmWave models will be available in more countries (e.g. Canada, Japan, Australia and major European cellular operators), so that the shipment distribution of the ‌iPhone 13‌ mmWave models will increase significantly to 55 to 60 percent becomes. “

The main difference between mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz 5G is that the former allow large bandwidth, resulting in faster speeds, while the latter has limited bandwidth and relatively slower speeds.

Regardless, iPhone 13 screen protectors have leaked online Twitter user @ duanrui1205 and it shows that the notch at the top of the display is less wide than on the predecessor. While it’s still a wide notch that houses multiple sensors, including the earpiece and front camera, it’s comparatively less wide than the iPhone 12.

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