According to a new report from BloombergApple’s chip manager has revealed internally that the company is already in the early stages of developing cellular modem chips. Qualcomm supplies modem chips for this generation of 5G-enabled iPhone 12, but the company already plans to break its reliance on Qualcomm.
This year we started developing the first built-in cellular modem. This enables another important strategic transition. – Apple Hardware SVP, Johny Srouji.
With the introduction of the M1 chip in the new ARM-powered Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other Apple homebrew chips, Srouji says Apple is working on a “family” of chips that will enhance the product ecosystem. I pointed out. ..
Apple’s intentions have been clear since it acquired Intel’s modem business in 2019. Intel initially planned to compete with Qualcomm in the 5G space, but Apple decided to continue Qualcomm for a few more years to complete the design of its own modem. The report doesn’t indicate when Apple plans to sell products with the new cellular modem, but as development progresses, we need to hear more about it.