Supply chain
Highlights of the day: Apple reportedly sets strong shipment goal for 5G iPhones

Sales of iPhone 11 devices reportedly have been brisk since their launch, and market observers expect shipments of the latest Apple smartphones to reach 70-80 million units during third-quarter 2019 to first-quarter 2020. Now supply chain sources have disclosed that Apple estimates its next-generation 5G iPhones to be released in 2020 will be even stronger shipments during the initial three-quarter period. In the Android camp, IC design house MediaTek is ready to launch a new 5G SoC this week, when it reveals its shipment goal for 2020.

Apple expects strong shipments for 5G iPhones, sources say: Apple reportedly has given supply chain partners its shipment forecasts for the next-generation iPhone to be released in 2020, expecting a sharp rise compared to the estimated amount for the iPhone 11 series, according to sources from Taiwan's supply chain.

MediaTek to intro new-gen 5G SoC this week: MediaTek will introduce the new generation of its 5G SoCs later this week when the mobile chip specialist discloses its shipment goal next year, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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