• Apple Could Design Its Own 5G Antenna For This Year's iPhone

    13 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    With Apple and Qualcomm having set aside their differences , it is widely expected that with this year's iPhone, Apple could be turning to the use of Qualcomm's modems for 5G connectivity. However, it seems that it won't be all Qualcomm and that Apple could actually be contributing to the design process. According to a report from Fast Company, it appears that Apple isn't too pleased with Qualcomm's QTM 525 mmWave antenna module. This is due to the design of the antenna that apparently doesn't fit into Apple's design. We're not sure if it due to the actual design and that it doesn't gel...
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  • If Apple's 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it's in for quite a ride

    If Apple's 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it's in for quite a ride

    13 days ago - By VentureBeat

    A new report claims that Apple's still tinkering with antenna options for its 5G iPhones, which if accurate could lead to last-minute cellular speed issues.
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  • Apple is ditching Qualcomm and designing its own antenna for the 5G iPhone

    Apple is ditching Qualcomm and designing its own antenna for the 5G iPhone

    13 days ago - By iMore

    Apple and Qualcomm are still having communication problems.
    What you need to know
    Apple is reportedly working on its own antenna instead of using Qualcomm.
    Qualcomm's 5G antenna apparently did not fit in the housing of the new iPhone.
    The new iPhone will still use Qualcomm's 5G modem.
    Rumors continue to swirl around this year's new iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled in September and be the first iPhone to feature 5G connectivity. In an interesting report by Fast Company today, Apple is apparently trying to design and implement its own 5G antenna into the iPhone.
    The 5G modem and...
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  • Apple Designing 5G iPhone Antenna Module In-House After Being Dissatisfied With Qualcomm's Version

    Apple Designing 5G iPhone Antenna Module In-House After Being Dissatisfied With Qualcomm's Version

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple is designing the antenna module that will be used in its 5G iPhones in-house because it was unhappy with the version that Qualcomm designed, reports Fast Company , citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans.
    Apple reportedly "balked" at the design of the QTM 525 5G millimeter-wave antenna module offered by Qualcomm because it "doesn't fit into the sleek industrial design Apple wants for the new phone."
    Qualcomm will still provide the 5G modem chip used in the new iPhones, but the antenna module will be developed by Apple.
    Apple is, however, working on another design that uses...
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  • IPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems

    IPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems

    13 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    After settling its legal fight with Qualcomm last year and securing a 5G chip supply for its 2020 iPhones, things seemed to be looking up for Apple bringing the next-gen cellular standard to its iPhone 12 lineup. However, a new report today says that Apple isn't satisfied with Qualcomm's antenna designed to work with its 5G chips and that it may make its own... for this fall's iPhones.
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