Apple to Bet Big on LCP Antenna Design for 5G iPhone
Bringing 5G to the iPhone appears to be a top priority for Apple, and the company intends all its fall 2020 models to feature such capabilities – as a side note, Apple is also working on a second-generation iPhone SE during in the spring, but it’s unlikely to come with 5G due to cost reasons.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that these 5G iPhones will account for 15% to 20% of all iPhone sales in the second half of 2020, and they will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands to offer increased reliability on 5G networks in the US and elsewhere.
“This will benefit LCP FPC usage a lot, given the 5G mmWave iPhone uses three LCP FPC units (vs. other iPhone models’ single LCP FPC unit),” he said in an investor note, as per 9to5mac.
Increase LCP adoption
Kuo believes Apple will continue to invest in the Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) antenna design to allow for improved 5G performance… (read more)