24 May 2019
It seems like Apple’s 2019 and 2020 iPhones will feature crucial upgrades in terms of their antenna structures. This report comes from TF Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. He believes that this could be the result of a shift in suppliers as well as advanced technology. The analyst claims that Apple will now make use of a new modified-PI antenna structure. He did mention this late last year and now reaffirms his claim.
According to Kuo, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are held back by their liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna technology. The result of this is the high-frequency cellular transmission. The new modified-PI antenna will offer additional performance at the same cost. Unfortunately, the technology will come at a slightly increased cost given the anticipated new and upcoming ultra-wideband upgrades in 2019. This is supposedly going to improve performance ion the iPhones when it comes to indoor navigation. Career has been given the boot by Apple and will no longer receive orders from the company.
The advent of 5G technology in 2019 and 2020 along with massive changes in antenna structures will place the upcoming iPhones in an extremely desirable spot. Unfortunately, a lot of this is based on speculation and the only way of finding out is to wait for an official statement.