Because 5G iPhones are divided into Sub-6GHz and Sub-6GHz + mmWave models, the complexity of new product development is higher, which is also beneficial to Fuzhikang Group of NRE.
In a research note, analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who has often forecast major moves by Apple, says that despite prior reports, the tech giant will make its iPhone 12 line compatible with "true" and hyper fast mmWave 5G.
A report last week from analysts at Susquehanna said the 2020 iPhone lineup would only support sub-6GHz 5G. Shipments are expected to begin late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Apple is thinking to share the Daisy technology with others, which includes the electric auto manufacturers.
Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
In reality, it's the sub-6GHz iPhone that's the most important here anyway, since this is the version of 5G that's being most widely deployed by carriers around the world.
A delay in delivering the fastest 5G technology could have derailed all of that. In these markets, Apple will disable 5G functionality. We'll have to wait for Apple to confirm that, of course, but Kuo's information is usually incredibly accurate.
Apple has started replacing some of its Smart Battery Cases after users reported charging issues.
Apple plans to boost Daisy's work to such a point that in-house extraction/recycling of minerals is enough to create a closed-loop of sorts, where iPhones and MacBooks are made from wholly recycled materials and newly extracted minerals are not needed anymore.
According to analyst Mehdi Hosseini, "The delay in the launch, according to our checks, stems from Apple's decision to in-source the Antenna-in-Package (AiP) modules instead of purchasing from the 3rd party". The iPhone XR, which Apple released in 2018, didn't ship until the end of October despite being announced in September, while the iPhone X was released in November 2017 following its unveil earlier that year in the fall.