Apple is reportedly designing its own antenna for the rumored 5G iPhone that could hit shelves in 2020. The tech giant might skip Qualcomm's antenna component because it's not "sleek" enough for Apple's needs, Fast Company reported Friday citing unnamed sources.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The phone giant is also, with the iPhones rumored to come in dark blue with a bigger screen. The .
The tech giant's history of working with Qualcomm on its phones is long and complex. Apple had originally used phone chips from German company Infineon when it first launched the iPhone, before switching to Qualcomm in 2011. Intel then bought Infineon in 2011, but those chips weren't used again until the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016 after a dispute over Qualcomm's licensing fees.