- Nick D.
Apple Invents Antennas that could Radiate through an iPhone Display supporting 5G Millimeter Wave
The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to wireless communications circuitry, mainly centimeter and millimeter wave transceiver circuitry and display structures.
In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "A new Report Suggests that Apple is in a Quandary over which direction to take for Millimeter Wave Antennas for 5G iPhones," followed by a second report in April titled "Apple's 2020 5G iPhone: Components like Voice Coil Motors for Cameras & mmWave for communications could be in short supply."
While Apple's newly published patent today doesn't address the full issue of delivering a future 5G iPhone with millimeter / mmWave, it does provide us a look at what Apple is working on this key technology for pure 5G connectivity and communications.