What you need to know
- Apple's roadmap with Qualcomm modems has been revealed.
- The company plans to use its modems in the iPhone until as far out as 2024.
- It will likely include the X60 modem in the next iPhone.
Reported by MacRumors, Apple's roadmap for including current and upcoming Qualcomm modems in its iPhone has been revealed. While the company is currently using the Snapdragon X55 modem in its new iPhone 12 lineup, it plans to use Qualcomm modems for future products as far out as 2024.
The settlement document between Apple and Qualcomm says that the company plans to use the X60 modem in future products until 2022 when it will switch to upcoming, but unannounced, SDX65 or SDX70 modems.
The new X60 chip is built on a 5nm process and will be able to aggregate data from both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands at the same time.
MacRumors notes that Qualcomm plans to feature the new chip in smartphones beginning in 2021, so today's report lines up with the reasoning that it will be featured in Apple's iPhone lineup next year.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
I’m glad they moved away from the trash intel modems.
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