One of the great advantages that Apple has always offered is the perfect combination of hardware, software and services. With them, the company builds a quality ecosystem, where every part is essential to ensure a great experience. For this reason, they make sure to check as many components as possible.
The iPhone’s modem, the part that allows them to communicate with mobile networks, has been one of its big challenges. In recent years they have had to face with a series of legal battles
However, sooner or later the time would come when Apple would try to go it alone. Ultimately, they have the capacity and the resources to do it. So early they will stop according to Qualcomm, and will implement their first 5G modems. Specifically, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, and as shared in MacRumors, this process would begin “at the earliest” in 2023.
In two years, Apple is expected to start rolling out these self-designed chips. However, this does not imply that all products automatically carry the new chip. As with Mac ARMs, a transition period is planned
This will allow Apple to decide the rate of improvement of the next modems, keys to performance and efficiency machines. And just like the M1 chip, we should expect great results, at least when it comes to connectivity. All this without provoking new legal battles.
However, that is all yet to come, and Apple’s plans could change at any time. Either way, what is clear is that Qualcomm should prepare for a life without Apple.