Apple has placed a large order for 5G antennas that use mmWave – the faster version of 5G. In the United States iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models already feature mmWave alongside sub-6GHz 5G, but mmWave isn’t available in other locations.
This indicates that support for mmWave will be rolled out in more countries – including Canada, the UK, Germany, China and Japan – with the arrival of iPhone 13 later in 2021.
According to a Patently Apple report, Taiwanese company Qiqi has received a large order from Apple for these antennas.
The theoretical maximum speed for mmWave is 1-2 gigabits per second, compared with the current 100-400 megabits per second for what is known as Sub-6 GHz. However, the latter technology has a longer range, which is to the benefit of users outside the big cities.
Including reporting from Macworld Sweden.