Published: Sat, February 15, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Coronavirus may delay the mass-production of the iPhone 12 series

Coronavirus may delay the mass-production of the iPhone 12 series

MacRumours and 9to5Mac are also amongst others to agree that the updated iPhone 8 model will be powered with Apple's A13 chip, which was used in last year's iPhone 11 range. Since launch, the corporate is providing a reduction on Apple iPhone 11 Pro for the primary time.

"Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14", the report says.

But this report leaves the door open for Apple opting for Qualcomm's antenna after all if the iPhone 12's designers can't get it to work the way that they want to.

Apple balked at the QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna module offered to it by Qualcomm because it doesn't fit into the sleek industrial design Apple wants for the new phone, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans told Fast Company.

Additionally, iPhone SE2 is expected to continue adopting structured-light 3D sensors with VCSEL components contract-fabricated by Win Semi, and the required DOE (diffractive optical element) components will again be processed by TSMC's affiliated backend firm Xintec.

As Fast Company points out, Apple has run into problems with antennas designed in-house before.

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5G antennas are hard. Having the two parts made by different companies may introduce some uncertainty and bump up the difficulty level of the overall design.

In addition, Apple has plenty of scar tissue from Antennagate, the controversy surrounding the iPhone 4 and complaints from dropped calls. A lot is riding on the success of the first 5G iPhone.

Rumours are going on that early in the year, Apple could uncover the new low cost iPhone.

Apple doesn't just want to use its own antenna for industrial design reasons.

One speculation is that Apple is trying to woo over as many consumers as possible with its latest subscription services - Apple News, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade games, alongside its already popular Apple Music, iCloud, App store and Apple Card in the US.

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