Apple is reportedly working on a modem of its own for future iPhones

Ro, 16 November 2018

The Apple-Qualcomm relationship isn't going too well lately amidst all the patent and royalty disputes. Apple even chose Intel as the sole supplier of modems in the 2018 iPhones after working with Qualcomm models for years.

But the latest rumor going around suggests that Intel-Apple partnership might be short-lived as well because the smartphone maker is looking into designing its future models in-house.

According to sources, Apple is looking to hire a team of engineers in San Diego to work on its own Neural Engine AI chip and wireless chips, which is a strong indication that Apple is trying to dial down on its dependence on outside suppliers. It also means that we could see iPhones with home-baked 5G chips in 2020.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 18 Nov 2018
  • 0F4

Hello, Apple will always be more expensive. Think about it. A samsung device uses an OS made and managed by Google, in-house built RAM, camera, CPU, Screen etc. Apple has to develop and manage its own OS (the most expensive thing on an iPhon...

Ooh! Thanks. Learnt something new~ ^^

  • Anonymous
  • 17 Nov 2018
  • ut@

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