It’s widely rumoured that Apple is looking to make its 5G antennas for the new iPhone in 2020. The giant tech Qualcomm’s antennas might not be available in the new iPhone devices because they are not providing a sheer size of antennas as per the requirement of the company. However, it doesn’t mean that Apple will work with Qualcomm. From the reports, it is indicated that Apple might work with Qualcomm for a limited period of time only for 5G antennas but not for any other hardware of Qualcomm.
Currently, there is a dispute happening for the size of the antenna. It’s because Qualcomm’s QTM525 antenna is used for faster 5G mmWave, but Apple is looking to use the sleek size of the antenna in the first place. These Qualcomm’s antennas are too large for the device of Apple. Whereas, Apple is looking forward to manufacturing their antennas for their new iPhone devices with the perfect size of fitting. For high speed of 5G internet, mmWave technology is in the primary focus, and that is why the requirement of mmWave antennas in devices is essential for better connectivity.
Apple’s competitor brand Samsung has launched 5G in their newly launched device S20 and here is apple thinking what they have to do. From the Apple Company analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the company would launch its multiple 5G devices this year. The race to provide 5G is still going on, but Apple doesn’t say anything about the 5G antennas in their new 2020 iPhone.
Qualcomm is a huge brand, and they are great and complex in their work, but rumours are saying Apple will use their developed sleek 5G antennas in new devices. However, Apple has not finalized or claimed anything for making their 5G antennas for 2020 iPhone. The decision of Apple is still pending into which one they have to choose from two designs. One is thinner than Apple wants in their device, and another is thicker than Qualcomm is manufacturing. It has nothing to do with the dispute with the Qualcomm, and now their legal battle is already over.
According to the current situation, Apple will look forward to making their 5G antenna because as per reports they tried to take 5G chips from Intel, but it was getting late, so they moved to the Qualcomm. As per this report, it’s clear that Apple will work with Qualcomm for a limited time just like a temporary tie-up. Dealing with Qualcomm can affect the class of royalties of Apple Company. Apple prefers to use their manufactured parts in the iPhone device, and that is why they stopped dealing with Infineon in 2011 for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.
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