Although the iPhone 12 supports 5G across the board, only the US has faster mmWave support, and the rest is limited to the slower sub-6GHz. However, news indicates that mmWave is likely to be available in more regions on the iPhone 13.
According to news from Taiwan’s supply chain, Wistron, a major iPhone component supplier, earlier invested in Qiqi, a network equipment manufacturer, and became the largest shareholder. Qiqi received a large order from Apple, and ordered the mmWave antenna used in the iPhone 13.
The news said that the number of mmWave antennas ordered by Apple this time is twice that of the previous order with other suppliers, which means that the mmWave of iPhone 13 supports or joins more countries and regions. As Qiqi supplies more antennas, more Apple devices are expected to join 5G support in the future.