October 30, 2019 / 9:28 AM / 23 days ago

Apple mobilises suppliers to unveil first 5G iPhones - Nikkei

The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is mobilizing suppliers to launch its first 5G iPhone range, the Nikkei Asian Review said on Wednesday.

"It will be the first time Apple introduces 5G iPhones ... There will be three of them and the company has set an aggressive sales target," Nikkei here quoted a source as saying.

The three new iPhones will carry a 5G modem chip designed by Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), Nikkei added, citing four people familiar with the plan.

Apple and Qualcomm did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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