To counter Qualcomm and limit his dependence to Intel, Apple would prepare its own modem chip for future iPhones. According to the information disclosed by The Information, Apple would have published several job offers to recruit two ” cellular systems architects »Responsible for developing a PHYceiver. In other words, the American giant could therefore manufacture its modem in house.
According to the same source, Apple would aim to create its own modem chips to integrate them into future iPhones. Note that the project would take several years to see the light of day. In addition, rumors announce that the company managed by Tim Cooks is currently collaborating with Intel to offer the first 5G compatible iPhone in 2020.
In recent years, Apple has relied on “home” solutions in terms of parts integrated into its various devices, in order to ensure a stable supply of components and to minimize its degree of dependence on its suppliers.
This is how a few years ago, the firm began the development of its own processors (the A series chips), which equip the iPhone and iPad. This method is also adopted by the competitors of the American company: Samsung and Huawei. Note that these two brands already produce their own modem chips.