What you need to know
- A new report says Apple will introduce new custom-developed 5G modems to the iPhone in 2023.
- It has previously been reported that Apple is working on its own in-house cellular modems.
- Apple is expected to use Qualcomm modems for the next few years.
A new report claims Apple will introduce its own 5G modems to the iPhone in 2023, breaking away from Qualcomm.
As reported by MacRumors:
Previous rumors indicate Apple fully intends to move to home-grown 5G cellular modems. From a report in December:
Of course, it could be that those products pertain to Apple's cellular iPad lineup and that Apple will debut its own modems in the iPhone before making the switch for its tablets, indicating a phased introduction of Apple's homemade 5G modems, rather than a blanket switch. Apple's iPhone 13 is expected to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 modem, allowing the use of both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G, an upgrade from the current X55 modem in the iPhone 12, currently Apple's best iPhone.
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