The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip

Ruben Fields
February 17, 2020

This has led to questions on whether or not the tech giant would be able to maintain its usually consistent annual calendar, specifically the anticipated launch of the iPhone 12 in September. DigiTimes' sources claim that Apple's 5G "product roadmaps" center around new A-series chips, coming this fall to iPhones and iPads, that support the "sub-6GHz and mmWave specs".

We have no idea what could have possibly changed in a day, and whether or not these new sources cited by Digitimes are different from the "old" ones, but what we do know is that September is not exactly right around the corner. If this is true, this will be the first time Apple includes the same chipset in the as it does in the latest-generation iPhone.

According to a new report published by Fast Company, the iPhone maker is working towards reducing its reliance on Qualcomm hardware and designing its own 5G antenna.

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Apple stopped at the QTM 525 millimetre-wave antenna component supplied to it by Qualcomm since it does not match the streamlined commercial style Apple desires for the brand-new phone, a resource with expertise of Apple's prepares informed Fast Company on Friday. Because of this, Apple wants to use its slimmer antenna that would perfectly fit in the chassis of the upcoming iPhone model.

This is a better option for the company because having its own 5G antenna system would lessen Apple's dependency on Qualcomm. The corporate is reportedly operating on a backup plan for the 2020 telephones that use Qualcomm's X55 5G modem with Qualcomm's 5G antenna. The first iPhone didn't even support 3G, and Apple wasn't in a hurry to support 4G connectivity when LTE first launched years ago. 5G performance is also reliant on the antenna design. The challenge with creating a 5G antenna for mmWave is that they are more hard to design due to the higher frequencies, there are tighter tolerances for manufacturing.

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