Apple launches new iPhones usually in September; however, iPhone 12 will come with a new component that we have not seen before. We are talking about an antenna for 5G connections.
According to some sources, Apple wants to build its own antenna, and they do not want to rely on Qualcomm, because they also want to make their phone thinner. The company also intends to reduce its reliance on third-party component developers – they want to develop their own processor chipsets. You have probably heard about the A13 Bionic chip from inside the iPhone 11.
Rumor has it, iPhone 12 will use Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 in order to get the 5G connection on the iPhone.
Analysts are saying that 2020 is the year of 5G, the year that Apple will make the most out of this connection for iPhone, and we believe it would be a pleasant surprise for all of us. Every flagship device, even mid-range, and budget phones will come with 5G in 2020, so if Apple does not use it, it will look a bit weird. We are wondering what their plan is.
The antenna created some problems in the past
By making their own antenna, they would also make some risks for their company. The custom-made antenna fitted inside the iPhone 4 was a pain in the back for some users. They had problems in receiving calls, and we are not sure how things will turn out to be with 5G. Will it also be a challenge?
Until September, we are not sure what Apple will choose to put in their phones. Will they forget about the notch? We will also have to wait until September to find out.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.