Today, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released the latest report. The report pointed out that compared with 2020, the coverage of global 5G millimeter-wave infrastructure in the world will increase significantly in 2H21, so the proportion of millimeter-wave models of iPhone 13 is expected to be released in 2H21 will significantly increase to 55-60% (vs. iPhone 12 millimeter-wave models account for about 30-35%). The wireless communication design of the iPhone 13 mmWave model is similar to the iPhone 12. It is still equipped with an LCP soft board feed line on the top and side respectively.
The report stated that although 5G mobile phone shipments grew significantly in 2020, most of them only support Sub-6 GHz. Compared with Sub-6 GHz, millimeter-wave can create more diversified applications because it benefits from technical advantages such as fast transmission speed and low latency. The millimeter-wave models of the iPhone 12 only support the US market and account for about 30-35% of the overall iPhone 12. We predict that the iPhone 13 mmWave models will support more countries (such as Canada, Japan, Australia, and major European mobile operators), so the proportion of iPhone 13 mmWave models will be significantly increased to 55-60%.
Kuo said that the latest survey shows that the wireless communication design of the iPhone 13 mmWave model is similar to that of the iPhone 12. In terms of the LCP soft board feed line, iPhone 13 is also equipped with 1 LCP soft board feed line on the top and side respectively. The top LCP soft board feed line of the iPhone 13 is still exclusively supplied by Murata, while the side soft LCP board feed line is supplied by Avary Holding, Flexium, and DSBJ, and Flexium ’s supply proportion is as high as 50%.