Apple CEO Tim Cook on 5G: 'We're Excited About Our Pipeline'

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about 5G, and how much of a demand driver it might be for Apple.

Cook of course said that he wouldn't comment on future Apple products with respect to 5G, but said 5G is in the "early innings of its deployment on a global basis."

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Cook went on to say that Apple "couldn't be prouder" of its current iPhone lineup, and is excited about the upcoming product pipeline. "We wouldn't trade our position with anybody," he said.

In another question, Cook was asked about the demand for 5G and the demand for lower-cost iPhones, and how that might impact Apple's future ‌iPhone‌ product plans, which Cook also declined to comment on. He did say that in general, "it's important to look around the world at 5G deployment schedules." Cook said he will not comment on the price of handsets that are not announced.

Rumors suggest that Apple's 2020 iPhones will include 5G support for the first time, allowing the devices to connect to available mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G networks, which carriers are in the process of rolling out in the United States and around the world. Rumors indicate Apple will use Qualcomm's 5G chips for 5G connectivity.

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Top Rated Comments

JustMartin Avatar
57 months ago
does he have this phrase tattooed somewhere?
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
57 months ago
I remember having a 3G phone in a 4G world.

It sucked... because 3G sucked. And I couldn't wait to get a 4G phone.

But this time around... I'm not really excited for 5G. I mean... I'll take it if my next phone has it. But I'm not seeking out 5G for my next phone. Today's 4G is pretty good.

I've never said "argh... I wish I had 5G here..."

I'd rather carriers finish rolling out good 4G to ALL areas. I still find pockets of low-connectivity in rural areas.

But if an area doesn't even have good 4G... I don't think carriers will be racing to install 5G there either.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
57 months ago
I really don't see the appeal of 5G right now and why is everyone obsessed about it. Even 4G is not covered everywhere and people are crazy about 5G. I feel some people need reality check rather than chasing the numbers on a marketing leaflet.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DVNIEL Avatar
57 months ago
Ahhhh the art of saying so much while saying so little. Such a skill we learn in leadership.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JesperA Avatar
57 months ago
He should be the CEO of an oilcompany
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
57 months ago
They aren’t going to comment on future products. Get over it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)