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KGI: Apple intends to introduce high-speed Board in the Apple Watch and Mac

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities reported that Apple is working to create a flexible high-speed printed circuit boards for the Apple Watch and Mac. This writes 9to5Mac.

Flexible PCB, made of liquid crystal polymer, already installed in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. They are used in designs of antennas and the camera in the iPhone TrueDepth X. Thanks to the new boards, in smartphones has increased data transfer rate and reduced latency.

According to Kuo, Apple has partnered with a Chinese company Career. Apple engineers want to integrate a new PCB in computers Mac and Apple watch. By installing such a charge, for example, in a MacBook, you can save space inside the case and facilitate the use of USB and other 3.2 connections input / output.

In the next generations of Apple Watch will be applied on the printed Board based on liquid crystal polymer for LTE antenna module. In the Apple Watch Series 3 on an antenna-based polyimides. The printed circuit Board of a liquid crystal polymer better receive signal, and is also resistant to heat and moisture.

Liquid crystal polymer Board is difficult to manufacture. According to Kuo, the device with such boards will appear in 2019.

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