It might mean a thinner iPhone, but lets see!
Apple is expected to launch new iPhones as usual this September, but the iPhone 12 could come with a brand new component that we haven’t seen before: a custom-made antenna ready for 5G connections.
That’s according to sources speaking to Fast Company, who say that Apple wants to build its own antenna rather than relying on the Qualcomm equivalent because it thinks it’ll be able to make the phone thinner as a result.
Apple is also keen to reduce its reliance on third-party component developers, the report says. The tech giant already develops its own processor chipsets for the iPhone, with the A13 Bionic chip fitted inside the iPhone 11 range of handsets.
The iPhone 12 will, apparently, make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem to enable 5G on the next batch of iPhones, but the decision about the connected antenna is still to be made, some seven months ahead of launch day.