In the last few days of 2020, I can’t remember when it started. The poor signal of iPhone has become a point that users often complain about. Some users choose to switch phones, and some people who are used to iOS or are bound by Apple’s ecology, then Can only bear it.
At one time, the signal problem was alleged to be caused by the use of Intel basebands in iPhone 7 and later models, but after the iPhone 12 fully adopted Qualcomm signal solutions this year, the situation does not seem to have been significantly improved.
Not recently, some foreign media reported that some users’ Apple iPhone 12/Pro mobile phones will unexpectedly drop when they are connected to 4G or 5G networks. This happens mostly when users are driving or traveling. Therefore, the iPhone once again fell into the signal door.
In fact, after the launch of the iPhone12 series, many users on the Internet reported that their iPhone12 signal and 5G stability were not as good as other domestic mobile phones.
I didn’t feel how much better the Intel baseband was after using the Qualcomm baseband.
A certain media recently released the latest signal report on the iPhone 12, indicating that a Chinese operator has conducted a special test for the iPhone 12 signal problem.
After testing in different environments and with other devices, it finally showed that when iPhone 12 had signal instability, poor signal, network switching and other problems, the network base station did not have any abnormalities, and other mobile phones did not appear abnormal.
In other words, the signal problem of the iPhone12 series is not caused by external reasons, not because of the base station, but because of the problems of the mobile phone itself.
Yes, there are some analysis and speculation among consumers and on the Internet, such as baseband, antenna design, software optimization, etc. For this, Sun Yanbiao, Dean of the First Mobile Phone Industry Research Institute, gave a more professional view.
He said that the iPhone 12‘s signal problem has nothing to do with which manufacturer’s baseband is used, mainly because the network matching is not good enough. As a product born during the epidemic, the iPhone 12 has been tested 50% less in the field.
According to Sun Yanbiao, if the iPhone 12 wants to improve its signal performance, it can only be improved through software upgrades in the future.
Today, by the way, the iPhone’s signal performance is not as good as that of Android phones. This is actually a consensus in the industry. However, for “hardcore fans”, network stability should be the basic cultivation of mobile phones as communication tools, and the iPhone 12 sells for nearly 10,000 yuan. .
In addition, the iPhone 12 “signal gate” does not occur in a certain batch and a certain model of hardware, which is a common problem. So some people in the industry believe that the iPhone 12 signal difference is not a simple baseband problem, but has a lot to do with the antenna design of the full-screen iPhone.
The signal strength of 5G mobile phones depends on the antenna. As early as the beginning of this year, some analysts worried that if the iPhone 12 is equipped with an antenna module designed by Apple, even Qualcomm’s 5G baseband, its signal may still not be very satisfactory.
After all, it is the first time for Apple to make 5G mobile phones. It is quite difficult to design the perfect antenna.
In addition, data shows that Apple has introduced Intel baseband from the iPhone 7 generation in 2016, and the iPhone XS/11 generation bid farewell to the mixed use of Qualcomm, all using Intel. However, as Apple acquired Intel’s baseband business and settled with Qualcomm, iPhone 12 returned to a full set of Qualcomm signal solutions.
However, the Qualcomm baseband has not saved the iPhone. The signal problem that occurs every year will still exist this year, and old users like me have long been used to it.
It is worth mentioning that there is news that Apple has started its self-developed baseband work. The team is the acquired Intel team and has dug a large number of Qualcomm talents. In addition, Apple is also trying to develop integrated antennas, power amplifiers, etc., which may be helpful for future iPhone signal improvements.
So it can be said that the signal problem of the iPhone will have to wait at least two to three years for the success of Apple’s self-developed baseband before it can be truly resolved.
All in all, the iPhone 12’s signal problem does exist, and it is quite serious, but there is at least a way to solve it. I hope that Apple can pay attention to it as soon as possible and give users a normal network experience.
In addition, the iPhone 12 released by Apple this year can be said to have a long life. It has only been on sale for two months, and various problems have been exposed. In addition to the signal, there are battery life, green screen, and fast price drops. But in terms of sales performance, iPhone12 still achieved very good results, which is a bit intriguing.
Specifically, according to data from Counterpoint Research, a survey organization, in October 2020, the iPhone 12 won the first place in the world’s best-selling 5G mobile phones, occupying 16% of the global market share and becoming the world’s highest-selling 5G mobile phone in October. Samsung Galaxy Note20Ultra 5G has a market share of 4%. Huawei Nova7 5G, P405G, and P40Pro5G mobile phones that have been suppressed globally are on the list. In addition, Oppo A72 and Reno 4SE models are also on the list.
According to a report released by Counterpoint, a market research agency, on the 23rd, Apple is likely to break the previous iPhone sales record in the fourth quarter of this year (Apple’s first fiscal quarter) and create the most iPhone sales in fiscal 2021. Of the year.
Then just last week, another media, Nikkei Shimbun, cited supply chain news, revealing that Apple plans to increase iPhone production by about 30% in the first half of 2021, including iPhone 12 series models, as well as earlier iPhone 11 series, The total number of iPhone SE 2020 has reached 96 million units, but this goal may be negatively affected by the shortage of key components in the industry.
The Nikkei News expects that, together with the iPhone 13 series released in the second half of next year, Apple’s annual output will reach 230 million units in 2021, which is a 20% increase compared to previous years.
Of course, Apple’s current financial report no longer breaks down the sales data of different models of iPhone, but various analyses show that the market’s demand for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is particularly strong, exceeding Apple’s initial forecast.
At the same time, it is reported that the iPhone 12 mini performs poorly relative to Apple’s original goal and is currently the worst-selling model among the four new iPhones. However, analysis points out that the demand for the iPhone 12 mini may be affected by the iPhone SE released in April. The negative impact of 2020 is that these two phones are mainly small screens. Many users have already purchased SE in the first half of the year, and they will not replace the 12 mini.
Finally, what Mingmei Wuxian wants to say is: Apple’s 5G mobile phone is “good start”. First, this is the result of the hunger marketing of apple fans who have been waiting for a year; second, under the US siege of Huawei, Apple has won more markets; 3. Apples are bigger than horses, and there are still many apple fans powders that do not cherish the kidneys in the world. Apple has adopted a price war. After the iPhone 12 went online, Apple’s official website removed the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro max, and also lowered the price of the iPhone 11.