It has long been speculated that Apple would launch its first 5G enabled iPhone in 2020 – a year later than the first wave of 5G phones is hitting the market. However, those that timeline was slightly delayed when Intel missed its initial developmental guideline for its 5G smartphone modem. Reports later indicated that Apple could unveil its first 5G-enabled phone in 2021. But it seems that Apple’s 5G dreams are back on track thanks to its settlement with Qualcomm.TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will release its first 5G-enabled iPhone in 2020 with Qualcomm and Samsung modems on board. In a note obtained by CNBC, Kuo said that the 5G iPhone would spur a wave of sales and upgrades with a number of users opting for higher-end models. And since Apple doesn’t release its iPhones before September, iPhone lovers will have to wait till September 2020 to know what the Cupertino, California based company has in store for them.”We expect Apple will likely adopt 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) and Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) for lowering supply risk, reducing costs and having better bargaining power,” Kuo wrote in his note.Apple said that it shipped a total of 217 million units of iPhones in the financial year 2018. Kuo, who is known for making predictions about Apple products, expects that number to reach about 200 million units in the financial year 2020.”We are positive on the high-end iPhone models’ replacement demand in [second half of 2020] thanks to the 5G iPhone. We expect the total iPhone shipment will respectively reach 188-192 million and 195-200 million units in 2019 and 2020,” he added in his note as obtained by the publication.advertisementAs far as Apple 2019 lineup is concerned, the iPhones this year’s lineup would include support for the LTE networks. In addition to this, Apple is also expected to upgrade the front cameras in its 2019 iPhone lineup. Kuo believes that Apple would ship the iPhone 11 with a 12MP front camera instead of a 7MP camera and that this feature would be not only be available in the high-end model but also in the low-end models of the phone. Kuo also said that the Apple iPhone 11 would include a triple rear camera setup with a 12MP superwide angle lens.At this point, we don’t know much about the 2019 iPhones or its 5G iPhone past the rumours and what Kuo has predicted so far. But Kuo has a pretty good track record at predicting Apple products so it is safe to assume that the 5G iPhones are coming next year.ALSO READ: | Apple, Qualcomm working to bring future iPhones with in-display fingerprint sensorALSO READ: | Apple’s 5G iPhone could be delayed until 2021ALSO READ: | Apple won’t release a 5G iPhone until 2020
Mr. Green, who was addressing Thursday’s (July 20) staging of a workshop held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, lamented that the document has been in the planning stage for the past 15 years, and stressed that it is time to have it completed and presented to Cabinet for approval. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) is to be finalised within six months.This will follow a revision of the document which will incorporate recommendations to come out of a workshop focusing on the plan’s continued development.The goal of the NPACV is to create and maintain a protective environment, supportive of and responsive to the issues of violence, child abuse and maltreatment of children in Jamaica.Mr. Green, who was addressing Thursday’s (July 20) staging of a workshop held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, lamented that the document has been in the planning stage for the past 15 years, and stressed that it is time to have it completed and presented to Cabinet for approval.He noted that the plan is not to “reinvent the wheel,” but for all stakeholders to work together one final time to “review what we have done so far, update as much as possible and come out of this with a clear direction to ensure that we can have a national plan to treat with the issue of violence against our children.”The plan, which is to be implemented over a five-year period, involves collaboration among several Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments, civil society groups and other stakeholders.In his remarks, State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., said the problems cannot be solved in isolation, noting that he is pleased to see all the stakeholders working together to enhance mechanisms to protect the nation’s children.“It is the only approach for us to be successful and to have a sustainable solution to the problems that face our children,” he said.Senator Charles Jr. called for all involved to “continue to challenge the system, and where there are gaps, where there are deficiencies continue to work together to see how we can solve those issues (regarding violence against children),” he urged.The core objective of the NPACV is to reduce the impact of violence against children through an integrated approach to prevention, control, intervention responses, monitoring and evaluation.This is to ensure that the rights of children are preserved, and that an environment is created to stimulate their positive growth and development into productive citizens of Jamaica.The workshop was staged by the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Youth Ministry, and sought to address the key issues and challenges pertaining to children as victims, perpetrators and witnesses of acts of abuse.Additionally, it was also a demonstration to stakeholders and the country of the Government’s willingness and commitment to take on the issue of violence against the nation’s children and show joint Government and private/public partnerships in tackling the issue.Participants included representatives from the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Health, CDA, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Youth Ministry, Office of the Children’s Registry, Office of the Children’s Advocate, Ministry of Justice, Hear the Children’s Cry, and civil society organisations. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) is to be finalised within six months. The plan, which is to be implemented over a five-year period, involves collaboration among several Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments, civil society groups and other stakeholders.