Apple’s 5G modems may not be available anytime soon

Qualcomm said in its Q4 2022 financial report that Apple will once again rely on the company's 5G modems for its 2023 iPhones. This means that we should not wait for the 5G modems of the American technology giant this year either.

BingMag.com Apple’s 5G modems may not be available anytime soon

Qualcomm said in its Q4 2022 financial report that Apple will once again rely on the company's 5G modems for its 2023 iPhones. This means that we should not wait for the 5G modems of the American technology giant this year either.

  • Some iPhone models may become scarce in the coming weeks

The Nikkei website reported in 2021 that Apple is looking to introduce its 5G modem in partnership with the Taiwanese chip manufacturing company TSMC in 2023, and Qualcomm also announced that it will supply only 20% of iPhone modem orders in 2023. However, Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala said on Wednesday that the company now expects to have the same maximum share of 5G modems for 2023 iPhones as last year.

BingMag.com Apple’s 5G modems may not be available anytime soon

Apple has acquired Intel's modem development division three months after it surprisingly ended its partnership with Qualcomm in 2019. Based on this cooperation, 2,200 employees of Intel's smartphone modem development department joined Apple, and Apple paid Intel one billion dollars for this cooperation. Therefore, this company has started making its own modems quite seriously some time ago. In fact, after the success of many custom chips of this company in products such as iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch, it is not surprising that Apple wants to make one of the most important parts of a smartphone, the modem chip.

Apparently, Apple's efforts to make 5G modem chips have run into problems. In this regard, one of the most famous analysts of Apple products, Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo, announced in a report in June that Qualcomm will exclusively supply 5G modems for the iPhone 15 series after the development process of Apple's exclusive modems faced challenges. did "Mark Gorman", a prominent journalist of the Bloomberg news agency, also announced earlier in this regard that the prototypes of Apple's exclusive modems that have been developed so far faced the problem of excessive heat generation. It also announced that Qualcomm will have the smallest share of Apple's product revenue in fiscal year 2025. This could mean that Apple will use its own 5G modems in the new series of iPhone smartphones in late 2025.

BingMag.com Apple’s 5G modems may not be available anytime soon

In addition to these, one of the analysts of Haitong International Securities explained in a report that based on the available evidence, the 2023 and 2024 iPhones will be launched with Qualcomm's X75 modem. As it seems, this modem is produced with TSMC's 4nm lithography like the previous generation. It is also said that the iPhone 15 series, like the iPhone 14 series, will include four models, and only the top models of this series will receive the latest Apple processor. Therefore, with these interpretations, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max will be powered by the A16 processor, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will use the brand new 3 nm A17 Bionic chip as its beating heart.

  • Fixed buttons will likely replace the iPhone 15 Pro's clicky buttons

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