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Technology Apple's rumored 5G iPhone could have a homemade antenna

02:15  15 february  2020
02:15  15 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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The rumored 5 G iPhone could come with an Apple -designed antenna . Apple is reportedly designing its own antenna for the rumored 5 G iPhone that could hit shelves in 2020. The tech giant might skip Qualcomm's antenna component because it's not "sleek" enough for Apple ' s needs, Fast

Now Fast Company reports that as Apple continues to lock down plans for its 2020 iPhone models, the company is still choosing between two designs for a 5 G That' s because, according to the rumor , the thickness-obsessed designers at Apple have a custom antenna -- they bought Intel' s tech last year

Apple is reportedly designing its own antenna for the rumored 5G iPhone that could hit shelves in 2020. The tech giant might skip Qualcomm's antenna component because it's not "sleek" enough for Apple's needs, Fast Company reported Friday citing unnamed sources.

screen of a cell phone: The rumored 5G iPhone could come with an Apple-designed antenna. Angela Lang/CNET© Provided by CNET The rumored 5G iPhone could come with an Apple-designed antenna. Angela Lang/CNET

While Apple's competitors have already launched multiple 5Gphones -- including the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S20 -- Apple has yet to do so. Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo is predicting Apple will unveil three 5G phones in 2020.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Apple is designing the antenna module that will be used in its 5 G iPhones in-house because it was unhappy with the version that Qualcomm designed Apple purchased Intel's modem chip business after Intel exited the mobile modem chip development market, which could speed up Apple ' s work on

" Apple balked at the QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna module offered to it by Qualcomm because it doesn't fit into the sleek industrial design Apple wants for the new phone." After realizing that Qualcomm' s 5 G antenna was not going to fit into the design of the new iPhone , Apple apparently

The phone giant is also predicted to launch the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max in September, with the iPhones rumored to come in dark blue with a bigger screen. The 2020 iPhone could also come with Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader.

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screen of a cell phone: The next iPhone could come with an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint reader from Qualcomm.© Angela Lang/CNET

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In addition, Apple has plenty of scar tissue from Antennagate, the controversy surrounding the iPhone 4 and complaints from dropped calls. Part of the reason why Apple probably does not want to use Qualcomm’ s antenna is that it doesn’t want to “double dip,” which means paying for the component

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Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal battle and reached a multiyear deal in April 2019 that will see Qualcomm provide the 5G chip for the iPhone.

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Rumor suggests Apple's 5G iPhone could rely on a custom antenna .
For years, leaks and rumors have targeted 2020 for the arrival of Apple's first iPhone with 5G capabilities. Now we're in the year, and carriers are starting to roll out networks with the high-bandwidth connections. Samsung already revealed that its Galaxy S20 series will offer 5G support across the line, although only the super-sized Ultra model will support both sub-6 and mmWave connections. Now Fast Company reports that as Apple continues to lock down plans for its 2020 iPhone models, the company is still choosing between two designs for a 5G version.

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