5G

Apple 5G Modems To Power iPhone 2023 Models; Goodbye To Qualcomm Modems?

Apple is on its way to becoming completely self-sufficient, at least for innards of the iPhone models. After a major fallout with Qualcomm, Apple has been developing chipsets in-house for a while now. From the looks of it, Apple won’t be relying on Qualcomm 5G modems, at least for the 2023 iPhone series.

Apple 5G Modems To Power iPhone 2023 ModelsApple 5G Modem In Development

5G support on iPhone appeared with the latest iPhone 12 series and we can expect the support to continue on all iPhone models going forward. Apple has also introduced 5G support for its latest iPad Pro series. A new tip from popular Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, notes that this is Apple’s first attempt at developing a 5G modem that would be commercially available in 2023.

Previous reports suggested the Apple 5G modem launch could take place in 2022 but there could be delays, pushing the launch to 2023. Further, the launch details sync with another report by Barclays, who also notes the launch of the Apple 5G modem in 2023.

Apple 5G Modem Launch Ends Qualcomm Reliance

Apple and Qualcomm have had one of the meanest lawsuit disputes in the tech world. Apple’s dispute with Qualcomm over a patent design eventually broke ties with the chipmaker, leaving Apple to switch to Intel modems from 2018. On the other hand, Intel was struggling on its own and ended up selling the modem segment to Apple in 2019.

Presently, Qualcomm is supplying 5G modems to Apple, where the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modems are found on the iPhone 12 series. Moreover, Apple has also placed an order for 5G modems for iPhone 2022 and iPhone 2023 series. At this point, this order looks like a backup plan, in case Apple isn’t able to make the 5G modems on time.

The Apple 5G modem is tipped to be quite similar to the Qualcomm 5G modem offering support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. If Apple succeeds in developing and commercially manufacturing 5G modems, it would be a major setback to Qualcomm. If that’s the case, Qualcomm could work on more affordable 5G chipsets and modems for mid-range and affordable smartphones, which seems to be the future of the industry.

Best Mobiles in India

  • Huawei P30 Pro

    54,535

  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro

    1,19,900

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

    54,999

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    86,999

  • Samsung Galaxy S20

    49,975

  • Vivo X50 Pro

    49,990

  • Xiaomi Mi 10i

    20,999

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

    1,04,999

  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

    44,999

  • Motorola Edge Plus

    64,999

  • Samsung Galaxy A51

    20,699

  • Apple iPhone 11

    49,999

  • Redmi Note 8

    11,499

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

    54,999

  • OPPO F15

    17,091

  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)

    31,999

  • Vivo S1 Pro

    17,091

  • Realme 6

    13,999

  • OPPO F19

    18,990

  • Apple iPhone XR

    39,600

  • Tecno Camon 17P

    18,750

  • Tecno Camon 17 Pro

    24,962

  • Infinix Hot 10T

    12,433

  • Realme C20A

    8,020

  • Infinix Note 10 Pro

    22,999

  • Vivo Y52s t1

    24,020

  • POCO F3 GT

    22,995

  • Vivo V21e

    21,546

  • ZTE Blade 11 Prime

    14,360

  • Redmi K40 Gaming Edition

    22,995

Story first published: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:49 [IST]

The Apple 5G modem is tipped to be quite similar to the Qualcomm 5G modem offering support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. If Apple succeeds in developing and commercially manufacturing 5G modems, it would be a major setback to Qualcomm. If that’s the case, Qualcomm could work on more affordable 5G chipsets and modems for mid-range and affordable smartphones, which seems to be the future of the industry.

Source: https://www.gizbot.com/mobile/news/apple-5g-modems-to-power-iphone-2023-models-goodbye-to-qualcomm-modems-074191.html

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button