The report comes after Barclays analysts visited manufacturers within Apple’s supply chain.
We hope the new phones are not iterative of the iPhone 11 Pro’s design, which itself is essentially the same as 2017’s iPhone X. But if Apple does decide to keep the notched design, the report thinks we’ll still see 3D sensing cameras on the back, and support for 5G.
Those two additions alone could account for the rise in RAM. But 5G itself won’t be a differentiator even in 2020 – the network coverage will take until at least 2021 in most countries to be anywhere near good enough to warrant paying out for a 5G contract.
The Barclays report also claims the so-called iPhone SE 2 is definitely coming with an iPhone 8-like design and the A13 processor of the iPhone 11 series. Production is said to begin in February.