After Apple and Qualcomm put their differences aside, it is widely expected that Apple could use Qualcomm modems for 5G connectivity with this year's iPhone. However, it seems that not everything will be Qualcomm and that Apple could actually contribute to the design process.
According to a Fast Company report, Apple doesn't seem to be too happy with Qualcomm's QTM 525mmWave antenna module. This is due to the design of the antenna, which does not seem to fit Apple's design. We are not sure whether this is due to the actual design and does not match the design language of the iPhone or whether it is a size problem that does not fit the iPhone.
Whichever, according to the report, Apple will not attempt to develop its own 5G antenna. That being said, Fast Company notes that Apple may not be very good at it, as the iPhone 4 shows, which resulted in poor reception when set incorrectly.
They also point out that 5G antennas are slightly more difficult than 4G and that the slightest flaw can lead to connection problems. The last thing Apple wants is that its first series of 5G iPhones encounter such problems.
It has been rumored that Apple is working on its own 5G modems. With this report, we assume that this is a great way for Apple to show a bit of what they may have worked on so far.
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