Nikkei: Apple to use self-developed iPhone modems from 2023

Michail, 24 November 2021

Apple has long been looking to transition away from using Qualcomm modems to its own in-house developed solutions. A new report from Nikkei Asia suggests that Apple will finally start using its custom 5G modems in 2023 and they will be built on TSMC’s 4nm process node. Prior to this, a report by Ming-Chi Kuo also speculated that Apple will switch to its in-house modem in 2023 at the earliest.

Nikkei: Apple to use self-developed iPhone modems from 2023

Apple has been in search of a new workaround for its smartphone modems ever since it dropped Qualcomm in 2018 due to patent disputes though it still uses Qualcomm’s X60 in the iPhone 13 series. The following year Cupertino acquired Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion. Nearly a year ago, Apple confirmed it is working on its own 5G modems and it even launched a specialized R&D center in Munich, Germany.

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  • Anonymous

Then how do you conclude that Qualcomm doesn't develop SoCs? That part doesn't make any sense. You should conclude that Softbank doesn't develop SoCs.

  • Inve

As self-developed as the CPUs and GPUs, e.g. 20 years of previous hard work by another company which Apple then buys and puts "Apple" in the name.

Based on what?? Online tests where they remove sim card? All that great battery life is if you are strictly using 4g. Try running your iPhone on 5g, it will be 1/3rd battery life performance compared to 4g. Don't worry..... you won...

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