Apple prepares 75 million 5G iPhone, two new watches and an iPad Air

Apple prepares 75 million 5G iPhone, two new watches and an iPad Air
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Photo: EFE

Apple has high expectations for its new 5G iPhones, which are due to be unveiled in the coming weeks

The California tech giant Apple would have asked its suppliers to manufacture between 75 to 80 million new 5G iPhones to put on sale this year. Apple is optimistic about its new smartphones and estimates that it could sell about 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020, according to the sources close to the company told Bloomberg.

These figures remain in line with last summer’s forecasts and the previous one (even surpassed them), when vendors were preparing to manufacture 75 million iPhones, making it clear that for Apple the current crisis caused by COVID 19 would have almost no impact.

The company will renew its product portfolio in its traditional Fall Keynote, an event that is still undated but expected by early October. In it, the Tim Cook-led firm could present its first iPhone with 5G, new headphones, an iPad Air without frames, a smaller HomePod speaker and two new smartwatches.

Specifically, four new iPhones equipped with the fifth generation of the mobile network and OLED screens in sizes of 5.4, 6.1 or 6.7 inches could be announced. The design of the terminals could change slightly and bet on square edges. In addition, there will be a Pro slope with steel frames and a lower-end version of aluminium, equivalent to the current iPhone 11.

DODGING THE CRISIS

Apple is preparing to close the year with the resounding success of its new iPhones, similar and even higher than previous years, in 2020 marked by the global recession. But those on the block are sailing upwards around the COVID 19 crisis despite having to close their physical stores globally.

iPhone revenue surpassed Wall Street expectations last quarter ($59.685 million) demonstrating the strength of the iPhone, the company’s flagship terminal that generates nearly half of Apple’s sales.

In addition, Apple shares have soared 76% this year, making it the first American company to exceed $ 2 trillion in market value.