For mobile phone manufacturers, 5G mobile phones are more difficult to design than 4G because more antennas need to be placed in the internal space and each other's signal interference must be eliminated.
According to the "macrumors" report, Apple may design the iPhone 12 antenna by itself, mainly because it is not satisfied with Qualcomm's QTM 525 5G millimeter wave antenna. If it is used for record, the thickness of the iPhone 12 body will become thicker.
According to informed sources, Apple is hesitant about the design of QTM 525 5G millimeter wave antenna module provided by Qualcomm, because it is not suitable for the stylish industrial design of Apple ’s new mobile phone design. It will be developed by Apple itself.
For Apple, for the first time to make a 5G mobile phone, it is very difficult to design a perfect antenna. After all, the strength of 5G mobile phone signals depends entirely on the antenna, so this design is even more important.
Analysts are worried that if the iPhone 12 is equipped with Apple's own designed antenna module, even if it is Qualcomm's 5G baseband, the signal may still not be very satisfactory.
Apple plans to release the first iPhone and iPad Pro models that support 5G technology in the second half of 2020. This also means that starting this year, Apple will fully develop 5G and try to gain more market share in this field.