Apple plans to launch a slew of new devices this fall that embrace 5G technology.

  • The plan includes releasing a new iPad Air, Apple Watches and a HomePod, all of which remain behind closed doors right now, per Bloomberg.
  • Apple has asked suppliers to reportedly make somewhere between 75 million and 80 million new iPhones, which is similar to previous years, meaning there won’t be a knock because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to expect:

  • Two iPhone designs will be regular-sized, and the other two will be high-end, CNBC reports,
  • There will likely be a new iPad Air model with a slimmer design, The Verge reported.
  • There will be a pair of new Apple Watches — one will be a successor to the Series 5 and the other will be a low-end option to replace the Series 3.

What is 5G?

Let’s talk about 5G for a second. It’s basically the next generation of wireless network technology that “will be faster and able to handle more connected devices than the existing 4G LTE network,” according to CNN. This means technology will be easier to use.

But there is a 5G conspiracy theory out there — specifically that it has helped spread the novel coronavirus, BBC News reports. There has been speculation that 5G mobile phones transmit or reduce defenses to the virus. Scientists have largely debunked this conspiracy theory.