In a new report published by Fast Company, it suggests that Apple decided to move on and have 5G antennas for the next 2020 iPhone models that are due to be unveiled in September this year. An anonymous source familiar with Apple’s plans says the company has decided not to use Qualcomm’s 525mm wave (mmW) QTM antenna, a module for appearance purposes. Apple is aiming for an elegant and industrial design of the iPhone and 12 series.
Thanks to many legal issues with chip maker Qualcomm, Apple spent early last year, is desperate to find a 5 g source for a modem chip. Although Apple turned to Intel, behind the scenes of the iPhone maker were not confident about Intel’s ability to supply a 5G modem chip in time for 5G 2020 phones. So, last April, Apple and Qualcomm they buried the ax and agreed to an agreement with them.
Nobody wants to repeat Antennagate
The two companies dropped all lawsuits, Apple paid Qualcomm an unspecified amount that was supposed to be $ 4.5 billion in exchange for a six-year license agreement with two one-year options) and a supply of chips for several years agreement. As a result, the first and the 5G and iPhone models will be equipped with the Qualcomm X55 5g of a modem chip that supports the 5G, the sub-6GHz spectrum signals and the 5G mmWave operation. This means that, for the first iPhone models, they can work with the next generation of wireless connectivity, of which 5G signals must be available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers.
A rendering of Apple’s iPhone, the 12, Pro Max
In the case of Apple, it may not be the design of a viable 5G, the iPhone antenna, the company is said to be working on a backup plan for 2020 phones using Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem with the modem from Qualcomm Antenna 5G. Although Apple will have to resort to that plan it will be available later this year, it would force Apple to make the iPhone 12, but the line is a little thicker than it wanted. I explained to her that her QTM 525 for the antenna module, it supports the design of the 5G smartphone less than 8 mm thick.
If Apple is designing its own antenna, you get a little nervous, you probably don’t remember Antennagate. On the same day (June 24, 2010), which is the launch of the iPhone 4, users began to complain that when they come into contact with the bottom left corner of the phone, the signal bars fall off the device. Apple ended up sending iPhone 4 to buyers and a rubber bumper to prevent hands from interfering with the phone’s antenna, designed by Apple. In a recent antenna designed by Apple, it has twice the amount of energy needed to generate the same amount of signals as the antennas of the other company.
In addition, it is difficult to project Apple’s history when it comes to designing this vital part of the mmWave 5G antennas, because they are transmitting and receiving at a higher frequency than the model’s device. Any and all design or manufacturing problems, which can cause connection problems. The iPhone 5G will be a phased array antenna with two components that must be combined into a single radio beam that, with the help of 5 g of a modem chip, can be aimed in different directions without moving the antenna. .
At this stage, anything is possible, but for now, it’s a chance to benefit from a 5G mmWave antenna designed by Apple for the iPhone in the 12th line.