Apple reportedly halts in-house Wi-Fi chip project
Apple is in a battle to reduce its reliance on third-party suppliers by taking component manufacturing in-house. Just as it did with its A-series mobile chipsets and M-series SoCs, Cupertino is rumored to bring wireless chips, 5G modems and even display production for its iPhones, Apple Watches and Macs in-house.
The latest semiconductor survey from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will backtrack on its Wi-Fi chip development and will continue to rely on Broadcom as its key supplier. Apple is devoting most of its IC design resources to its chipset development. Kuo also mentions that Apple is still prioritizing its 5G modem development over the Wi-Fi chip project.
Apple will likely make the switch to Wi-Fi 6E in its upcoming iPhone 15 models and the rest of its product portfolio. Kuo confirmed that Apple’s combined Wi-Fi + Bluetooth chip is still in the works. Mark Gurman also confirmed Apple is still working on the Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo chip.
- 06 Feb 2023
Got a 11 pro max and Galaxy Note9. Note9 connects to friends house Wi-Fi outside while the iPhone doesn't.
- 28 Jan 2023
Dunno about that : my 13 Pro actually is beating a Samsung S22 Ultra at getting Wi-fi in areas where it's so weak most phones including my previous ones can't even detect it. that proves nothing of course but...
- 28 Jan 2023
No no no. You got it all wrong. It's the user holding it wrong.