It was one of the almost confirmed iPhone 15 news, but top Apple analyst reports that it will be delayed for at least a year.
One of the novelties of iPhone 15 that seemed confirmed it seems that in the end it will not happen
During the last years, Apple is working on developing its own 5G modem chip so you don’t have to rely on Qualcomm as a supplier. Apple bought the modem business from Intel years ago and it was expected that with the iPhone 15 the company would include its first 5G chip. However, Kuo now says it will be delayed for at least a year.
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 new iPhones 2H23, with a 100% supply share (vs. estimated previous 20%)
[Company Update] Qualcomm (QCOM.O)
My latest investigation indicates that Apple’s iPhone 5G modem chip development may have failed, so Qualcomm will remain the exclusive supplier of 5G chips for new iPhones in 2H23, with a 100% supply share ( compared to the company’s previous estimate of 20%.
—Ming-Chi Kuo (@mingchikuo) June 28, 2022
There is more than a year left but we already know a lot about the iPhone 15
It seems like iPhone 15 will continue to use Qualcomm 5G chips, since Apple has not been on time in its development. Kuo expects Apple to continue developing its own 5G chips, but it’s not until the iPhone 16 that we’ll see them.
Despite there is still a long way to go before the iPhone 15 hits the market, the iPhone 14 should arrive first, we already know a lot of new things that could arrive. It could be the first iPhone with USB-C, with the notch being removed from all iPhone 15 models, a periscope zoom for its telephoto lens, as well as alleged A17 Bionic chips that could be as small as 3nm.
Usually we usually don’t have so much information and rumors about iPhone models that still have so much time to presentbut the truth is that we already know enough about the iPhone 15. Of course, its development is still in the making so we could see many changes.
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