With more 2021 iPhone units delivering zippy mmWave 5G connectivity, the company has added another AiP substrate supplier
Apple is adding 5G mmWave connectivity to more units with the 2021 models
With the addition of Austria’s AT&S, Apple now has five suppliers of the substrates used for the mmWave 5G antennas used on the iPhone. The other manufacturers are Semco, LG Innotek, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimircon Technology. AT&S has been a supplier of SLP (a substrate-like PCB) and SiP (System in Package) substrates for the iPhone and other Apple devices.
Under-screen Touch ID tipped for Apple’s iPhone 14 series, 2022 iPhone SE to come with 5G
The iPhone 13 series is expected to include four models including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Pro models should be equipped with 120Hz ProMotion AMOLED displays that will update 120 times per second providing buttery smooth scrolling and animation. Thanks to the LTPO backplane technology, the refresh rate will vary depending on the on-screen content. This will prevent the batteries from draining from the constant refreshing of the display.
Touch ID rumored to make its triumphant return in 2022 with an under-display fingerprint scanner
A previous leak reportedly revealed higher battery capacities for the new models. And of course, all four models will be powered by the A15 Bionic chipset produced by TSMC using its enhanced 5nm process node.
- iPhone 14 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 14 Max 6.7-inch display
- iPhone 14 Pro 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 14 Pro Max 6.7-inch display
This would keep the same setup with two Pro and two non-Pro variants. Apple is said to be working on a 48MP wide camera for the 2022 Pro handsets.