When Apple launched the iPhone 8, 8, and the iPhone X a couple of months ago, the company touted the various hardware and software features and improvements, but under the hood, there were some changes that Apple did not reveal. This came in the form of the use of a new type of flexible circuit board made from liquid crystal polymer.
This was used in the iPhone’s LTE antennas and also the TrueDepth camera, and now it seems that according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to bring that technology across its products for 2018 and beyond. Kuo claims that this will cover devices like the iPad, Mac computers, and also the Apple Watch, and that Apple is already working with FPCB manufacturer Career on designs that they will bring to the MacBook laptops.
For those wondering what the big deal is, basically these new circuit boards are said to be faster than the regular versions, and will help improve data transmission capabilities. It is also said to offer better thermal performance, better frequency attenuation, and moisture resistance, and could potentially cut down on space internally which could allow for bigger batteries or just a smaller and lighter device overall.
These changes might not necessarily be noticeable to the end-user, but if it leads to better overall performance, then we suppose that might be good enough for the average consumer.