One supplier has developed 'ultrasmall' capacitors to make room for 5G in the next iPhone
What you need to know
- A report from Japan claims an Apple supplier has developed 'ultrasmall' capacitors, one-fifth of the size of existing ones.
- It is suggested that this will help free up space inside the next 5G iPhone.
- The ceramic-based capacitors measure just 0.25mm by 0.125mm.
A report from Japan suggests that Apple supplier Murata has developed 'ultrasmall' capacitors that will help free up space for 5G in the next iPhone.
According to Nikkei Asian Review via MacRumors, the supplier has developed ceramic-based capacitors that measure just 0.25mm by 0.125mm. According to the report:
By creating capacitors that are just one-fifth of the size of existing components, it is hoped that this will give Apple more space to incorporate 5G into its next iPhone, rumored to be coming next year. 5G, of course, will draw more power from the iPhone's battery, so any space saved could help Apple to increase the size of the battery in the next-gen model. Not only that, but 5G also requires three flexible printed circuits within a unit, where 4G only needs one. Again, space-saving capacitors could be helpful there.
The report follows remarks from Qualcomm's President Cristiano Amon, who says that the 5G iPhone is working on the device "as fast as we can," Qualcomm has a multi-year agreement to supply chips to Apple and its next few generations of iPhone.
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