Qualcomm chip may be powering the 5G iPhone 12

Apple is reportedly working on two separate designs as it ramps up preparations for the 5G support iPhone 12 later this year

The company is widely expected to use Qualcomm modems to offer fast wireless connectivity with 5G support, but it is now being reported that Apple may not use Qualcomm’s QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna as it does not fit into the slim design of the upcoming iPhones.

According to reports, Apple feels that the new iPhone’s industrial design may not have enough space for the Qualcomm antenna, and is instead working on a couple of design variants right now, with one design using both the X55 modem and Qualcomm’s antenna, causing a slightly thicker build, alongside another thinner design that uses Apple’s in-house antenna.