Archived Post

Analyst: 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna tech

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s 2019 iPhones will adopt MPI (modified polyimide) antenna technology instead of LCP (liquid crystal polymer).

LCP is a thermoplastic organic material that can be used as a low-cost dielectric material for high-volume large-area processing methods that provide very reliable high-performance circuits at low cost.

MPI is a compact, polyamide-based compact, thin, and flexible design with characteristics are perfectly suitable for integration into flexible displays for WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity. It should improve both costs and production yields — and perhaps lead to flexible iPhones.

Changes this is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. Apple is certainly interested in anything that will lower costs while improving production yields.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.