Apple is developing an iPhone modem

The company continues to strive to create as many components as possible.

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Apple is developing an iPhone modem
Apple is developing an iPhone modem

This story originally appeared on PCMag

Manzana It’s in the middle of Intel’s move to ARM chips for its Mac hardware, but it hasn’t forgotten about iDevices and is now apparently working to replace the third-party cellular modems it is based on with an alternative developed by Apple.

As reported BloombergThe news that Apple is working on its own modem came from Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies. Speaking at a public meeting with Apple employees, Srouji said, “This year we have begun development of our first in-house cellular modem, which will enable another important strategic transition … Long-term strategic investments like these are critical to enabling our products and make sure we have a wide range of innovative technologies for our future. “

This should come as no surprise, not only because Apple continues to develop components in-house, but also because the intention to develop a modem became apparent with the acquisition of Intel’s 5G modem business last year. Currently, Apple is using Qualcomm for its iPhone modems, and the iPhone 12 uses the Qualcomm X55 5G.

Qualcomm’s new X60 modem is expected to be the centerpiece of 5G 2021 phones. But will it also be included in the next iPhone? It is likely that Apple started work on a fashion design this year. In addition, Apple met its requirements and signed a multi-year chipset supply agreement with Qualcomm in 2019. This gives Apple the time to perfect its own modem without interrupting the annual iPhone releases.

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