Last week, Fast Company reported that Apple might not be including 5G support among the iPhone’s features until 2020. However, the latest research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the tech giant could be making the first steps toward supporting the new connectivity standard with its 2019 iPhones.
In a report published Saturday morning, 9to5Mac cited Kuo’s note, which suggests that Apple could be making a switch from liquid crystal polymer (LCP) technology for the iPhone’s antennas and transitioning to a mix of LCP and modified polymide (MPI) technology. Kuo explained that Apple is, for one, considering making this change for business reasons, as the company supposedly has “lower bargaining power” against LCP suppliers. The analyst added that introducing new suppliers for this antenna technology is more difficult because the production process is too “complicated.”
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by – inquisitr.com