As expected, the Apple iPhone line 2019 does not include 5G technology, leaving the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 without the leap of the next generation in mobile data speeds that we have seen in recent smartphones from Samsung, LG and OnePlus.

The iPhone 11, released on Tuesday for $ 50 less than last year’s base XR model, received a weak response from social media users in Asian markets dominated by Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics.

But Apple is wise to wait another year before incorporating 5G into the iPhone, and it has nothing to do with security. 5G networks still feel as if they were in a preliminary stage, and only now are operators beginning to generate real momentum by bringing 5G to more cities in the US. UU. But there are other obstacles and inconveniences that led Apple to wait another year, hopefully only one more, before integrating 5G into the iPhone.

The new iPhone of Apple Inc, of lower price, that comes with a faster processor but lacks 5G technology disappointed Asia, where cheaper phones and full of functions of its rivals are already available.

The iPhone 11, released on Tuesday for $ 50 less than last year’s base XR model, received a weak response from social media users in Asian markets dominated by Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics.

“However, it is notable that Apple has made a price cut for the newest iPhone for around $ 50, which is a very rare measure for the company. The measure could be aimed at managing and reducing the potential risks caused by the trade war between the United States and China. ”

Lowering the entry price, a rare move by Apple, was probably an effort to attract buyers in China, where Apple ceded ground to Huawei due to an increase in support from Chinese patriotic consumers after the Chinese brand was caught in the USA UU. commercial confrontation, analysts said.

Despite the reduction, the iPhone 11, and even high-end models with more camera lenses, will fall short in Asia.

“Apple’s new phones were no surprise. Just a tangible change is having an additional camera in its premium model,” said Park Sung-soon, an analyst at Seoul Investment-based Cape Investment & Securities.

The iPhone 11 will have two rear cameras and its price will start at $ 699, below $ 749 for the XR last year. On Tuesday, Apple also reduced the price of the XR by $ 150.

The most expensive iPhone 11 Pro will have three cameras on the back and start at $ 999. The largest screen of the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099.

“Since we still have to wait a year for 5G, why not just buy Huawei on Monday,” said a user on China Weibo’s similar Twitter service. Huawei and its smaller rival, Vivo, have already launched 5G models in China and Samsung in South Korea.

A meme touring Chinese social networks included Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, boasting about the new features and Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer group, closed it, noting that Huawei has had those features for years.

“(Apple) has just added one more camera lens and called it a new feature, while it is still too expensive,” said one user on the website in South Korea.

One of the main attractions of the new release for US buyers. UU., A streaming service similar to Netflix of $ 5 per month, will not be available in China.


Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah said the entry price, although lowered by Apple, remains high compared to its local rivals. Combined with the lack of 5G, that made the new iPhones “less attractive and future-proof” for Chinese consumers, Shah said, and predicted that Apple will sell 30-35 million iPhones in China this year, compared to 63 million phones in 2015.

Apple’s share of the Chinese market in the June quarter fell to 5.8% from 6.4% in the same period last year, according to research firm Canalys. It has also lost ground in South Korea, with a market share drop from 11.5% to 11.2%, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

“I don’t think customers buy more iPhones now because the new models have more cameras, the needle won’t move much,” said Navkendar Singh, research director of IDC India.

Customers in India who are more concerned with having Apple-branded phones than the latest model are likely to buy the XR at a discount, Singh said.

In India, a market that Apple said is key to growth, the reaction to the new phones was also silenced.

Still, some analysts said Apple’s decision to reduce the entry price for the new iPhone, one of the most discussed issues on Weibo on Wednesday, was a positive signal.

“We believe that the lower price of the iPhone 11 and the exchange program will help promote updates, specifically in China, while Apple Arcade and TV + offers will help accelerate the growth of services,” said CFRA analyst Angelo Zino in a research note.

The new phones will be available for orders on Friday and will begin shipping on September 20.


Every indication of reliable reporters is that Apple will make the 5G leap in 2020 with new iPhones that, in addition to offering much faster data speeds, will present a more substantial design change than this year’s iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. And maybe we get the reverse wireless charging that was rumored but failed to cut. This year, Apple’s big focus was on cameras, but next year, it could very well be in a new era of possibilities with the applications we carry in our pocket every day.


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