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Apple's reportedly weighing up making its own 5G antennas for new iPhones

Posted On: 17 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Pocket-lint

Apple's reportedly weighing up making its own 5G antennas for new iPhones

Apple has always had a hankering to do for itself what it might otherwise have to outsource to other providers and manufacturers - that's nothing new. Ahead of the anticipated release this autumn of Apple's first 5G iPhones (although that isn't necessarily guaranteed to happen), reports are now circulating that Apple is trying to shrink its reliance on Qualcomm , which is hardly a small player in the smartphone market.
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Specifically, Apple is apparently unimpressed by the size of Qualcomm's latest antenna, the elegantly-named QTM525. This mmWave 5G-accessing antenna is seemingly a bit too large for Apple's increasingly slimline phones. As such, Apple is supposedly making its own antenna to access mmWave 5G networking, a faster band of 5G. This would suggest that Apple might even be facing a choice - make its 2020 iPhones in its own image, and have to make the antennas itself, or stick with Qualcomm's antennas and accept a slightly...

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