Apple will use its own 5G modems in the 2023 iPhones

Apple will use its own 5G modems in the 2023 iPhones


10 May 2021

Apple plans to create its own custom-designed 5G modem, which is expected to be released in the market around 2023 along with the new series of iPhones.

The company is currently relying on Qualcomm for the 5G cellular modem for the iPhone until it diverts on its own. According to the company: ‘’we predict that the ‌iPhone‌ will adopt Apple's own design 5G baseband chips in 2023 at the earliest. As Android sales in the high-end 5G phone market are sluggish, Qualcomm will be forced to compete for more orders in the low-end market to compensate for Apple's order loss. When the supply constraints improve, MediaTek and Qualcomm will have less bargaining power over brands, resulting in significantly higher competitive pressure in the mid-to low- end market’’.

Apple has designed its own modems to offer faster speeds, improved latency compared to Qualcomm or Intel modems, which powered the previous generation iPhones.

It should be mentioned that the company acquired 2019 the majority of Intel’s modems, a move that helped develop Apple's in-house modem. The company, in fact, had admitted that this action " help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward’’.

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