Apple Designing 5G Antennae In-House for Next-Gen iPhones

Joanna Estrada
February 18, 2020

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.

There had been concerns that the launch of the device would be delayed by the Coronavirus outbreak, but now reliable Apple pundit Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the device is still expected to launch in the first half of 2020.

Apple had a poor showing the last time it went for in-house designs for smartphone antennas.

According to Fast Company, Apple rejected Qualcomm's offer to supply the company with 5G antenna modules and will instead build its own ones.

While there is no confirmation about this from Apple, the report suggests why Apple may be considering making its own 5G antenna. It bears mentioning that we're likely talking about fractional differences in size here.

However, Apple typically designs on several tracks, and it's concurrently working on another design that uses both the Qualcomm modem and antenna.

After all, the lengthy lawsuit over patents that the two businesses settled in 2019 demonstrates that Apple is entirely capable of playing dirty in an attempt to further its development.

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