Foxconn hopes to resume 50% of production by end of Feb

Report: 5G iPad Pro with 5nm A14 Chip to Be Launched in Second Half of 2020

Report: 5G iPad Pro with 5nm A14 Chip to Be Launched in Second Half of 2020

The saga involving Apple's iPhone 12 and its support for 5G has been interesting, to say the least.

"A14 can be applied to diverse iOS mobile devices for different 5G frequency bands as long as corresponding modem chips and AiP modules are adopted, the sources indicated, adding that Qualcomm will provide 5G Snapdragon X55 modem chipsets for new iPhone devices in 2020".

In light of that, a new report from Fast Company relays that Apple is working on its own antenna design after concluding that Qualcomm's QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna "doesn't fit into the sleek industrial design Apple wants for the new phone". But it is not the first time that it has been talked about, not even with regards to tablets.

Part of the reason why Apple probably does not want to use Qualcomm's antenna is that it doesn't want to "double dip", which means paying for the component while also paying Qualcomm royalties for using the company's IP. And the regular iPhone 11 is slightly thicker at 0.33 inches, so perhaps Apple wants to be more aggressive with the iPhone 12's design. 5G performance is also reliant on the antenna design. Compounding matters, of course, is that Apple has had a handful of missteps in the realm of antenna design over the past few years, with the iPhone 4 antenna design being the most well-known example.

Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner
According to the National Health Commission of China, the number of people who died due to coronavirus has increased to 1,017. The deadly coronavirus that has shaken the world has been officially named "Covid-19" by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The two plants make up the bulk of Hon Hai's assembly lines for Apple Inc's iPhones and further delays to production after the enforced closures could hit global shipments of the smartphones.

But there is a new wrinkle in the design of the 5G iPhone, and that's the antenna.

As for who will build the antenna in this year's 5G iPhone, Apple's design plans are surprisingly fluid in the months before its big announcements.

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