Like it or not, Apple doesn’t like outsourcing things too much as the company’s core values is based on its ability to be self-reliant and once again, the company might just be proving that.
New report has it that the Cupertino-based tech giant is said to be looking at creating its own custom-made 5G modems for its future iPhones.
The report has it that the company may come with the solution as soon as the year 2023 based on popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to him, the tech company is reportedly looking to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm for the supply of 5G-based cellular modems for its future generation iPhone lineups.
According to the report on MacRummor, Kuo made the announcement in an investors note earlier this month and in it, there are details that the company is aiming at adopting its own custom-designed 5G baseband chips which could debut alongside the 2023 iPhones.
I’m already seeing this coming considering the recent moves by the company to build much more compact-looking devices.
The design specs of the new M1 chip built into the components of its new Mac mini for example gave an hint about the approach the company might be taking as well as reduce its dependence on third-party manufacturers for its device’s components.
Such a move away from the industry leading chipmaker Qualcomm will ultimately be a bad news which mean the company will quickly have to switch to seeking another company even though finding a company as big as Apple to be its customer might just a big hurdle to overcome.
Back in March 2021, a Barclays report had stated that the company will launch its 2023 iPhones its own custom designed 5G modems. In other words, this report is also in line with previous rumors.
One obvious thing for sure with the new development is that the move away from third-party chipmaker will mean creating a 5G modem that could offer an even faster internet speed with ultra-low latency but who knows.
Furthermore, the company has reportedly been working on its self-developed modems since early 2020. Just in a matter of time, more information about this development should be shared across the internet offering more insight about the move away.