One of Apple’s suppliers including the iPhone 12, is expecting a lucrative business year in 2020 due to the surge of 5G smartphones scheduled for production. China will lead the way with component orders needed for 5G devices early in 2020, with Apple scheduled to place component orders by the middle of the year.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Apple’s supplier, supplies ceramic condensers for iPhones, other smartphone manufacturers, car manufacturers, and more, and is preparing for a record year due to all the 5G smartphones and other devices that will be ship next year.
5G smartphones use approximately 30% more capacitors than 4G ones, as reported by Bloomberg, and the increased demand will benefit the Japan-based Taiyo Yuden.
Taiyo Yuden has seen a record year of growth and profits, and this rise should only be seen next year. Shoichi Tosaka, CEO of the company, said Huawei and Samsung will boost capacitor orders as they lead the 5G charge while he expects Apple to place component orders ahead of fall flagship releases in June.
Along with 5G, it is expected that an all-new design will be one of the other major changes for iPhones next year. We saw earlier this week what was claimed to be the first case designs for the iPhone 12. The evidence is not as strong as last year when we saw the design of the iPhone 11 leaked from a direct source in January, but it could be a look at what is to come.
Last fall, we learned that the iPhone 12 is expected to have the “most advanced 5G chip” that Qualcomm will provide. Then last month’s Ming-Chi Kuo reliable analyst shed more light on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 antenna design and predictions of what 5G iPhones mix will play in total iPhone shipments.
And Apple supposedly advises suppliers to get ready for more than 100 million iPhone 5G shipments in 2020 that would be a massive jump from the 2019 figures of the iPhone 11 lineup.