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The 2018 Apple Watch and MacBook will have much faster and more versatile flex circuits: Rumorsphere

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Thanks to his contacts and sources in Apple’s assembly lines, he can predict quite reliably what Apple’s next big moves will be. Now, for example, we know that the company is looking to assemble its own printed circuits for greater speed and performance by Apple Watch and MacBook.

The 2018 Apple Watch and MacBook will have much faster and more versatile flex circuits: RumorsphereThe 2018 Apple Watch and MacBook will have much faster and more versatile flex circuits: Rumorsphere

Currently Apple already uses its own flexible circuits, but does so on its flagship device, the iPhone . Specifically, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have a new flexible circuit board made of liquid crystal polymer. In other words, a circuit board that is more advanced than the traditional ones. On the other hand, the iPhone X also has this technology in the circuit of the TrueDepth camera.

Why does Apple want to expand the use of this technology? Because of its speed, the physical space it saves and the long-term possibilities. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is thinking about this technology to be able to use higher data transmission specifications: USB 3.2 for example. Right now, current MacBooks do not cope with the speeds required by this protcolo.

For the users, the significant change will be seen mainly in the speed. If Apple launches new MacBook models this year with such improvements in the circuits, they will be adapted and will be able to accept much higher transmission speeds . On the other hand, perhaps Apple will further reduce the space occupied by components other than the battery, giving even more autonomy to the devices.

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