Apple would have failed in the development of its 5G modem, so the iPhone of 2023 would continue to use Qualcomm modems, according to Ming-Chi Kuo
During the last few years, the Apple company has been working on the development of its own 5G modem and thus not depend on other providers to be able to provide 5G connectivity to your iPhone and iPad.
Currently, Apple devices that have 5G technology integrate a modem manufactured by the Qualcomm giant. However, Apple does not want to continue depending on them and that is why they have worked hard so that the iPhone of the year 2023 finally integrates its own 5G modem.
But it seems that Apple’s efforts to fulfill that mission were in vain, since the Asian analyst we know as Ming Chi Kuo assures that the development of its 5G modem would have stalled, thus delaying the project.
My latest survey indicates that Apple’s iPhone 5G modem chip development may have failed, so Qualcomm will remain the exclusive 5G chip supplier for the new iPhone 2S23, with a 100% supply share (vs. company’s previous estimate of 20%).
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) June 28, 2022
For now, the reason why Apple has not managed to have the development of its own 5G modem ready is unknown. However, this also means that Qualcomm will have to supply one more year of 5G modems for the iPhone corresponding to the year 2023, although of course, this is all a rumor and we have nothing confirmed at the moment.