Apple Intends to Release an In-house Modem Which Will Provide Cellular, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi All in One

To lessen its reliance on Qualcomm, Apple intends to release a custom 5G modem. However, a report claims that the tech giant also wants to stop using Broadcom’s radio-frequency and wireless charging chips. The business is reportedly working on a single solution that will handle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity to make this happen. 

An internal 5G modem may not be ready until 2025 since Qualcomm is reportedly Apple’s exclusive provider of 5G modems for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 16 series. In a report by Bloomberg, the company was said to be planning to create wireless solutions that will eventually render Broadcom as a partner unnecessary. This time, the report says that the switch to its own 5G processors will happen in 2024

Apple Aims at Achieving Complete Independency When it Comes to Chipsets

By 2025, Apple hopes to quit utilizing Broadcom’s products and introduce its processor that will support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communication. A three and a half year contract that Apple has with Broadcom is rumored to be coming to an end soon. Although distinct custom chips will be created to enable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity, it is alleged that Apple is planning for a far more reliable future.

Qualcomm’s latest X70 5G Modem| Image: Snapdragon

It intends to create a solitary product that offers cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity without involving Qualcomm and Broadcom. The benefit of this single-chip approach is that it will free up space on the logic board for an iPhone or iPad rather than requiring three different locations. Another benefit of putting just one chip on the board is that it might be more energy-efficient and provide the California-based company with additional software support. 

Unfortunately, it is easier said than done to develop an inside 5G modem or a microprocessor that offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. One of the numerous issues is getting these components to function well with a variety of different frequencies, so we anticipate Apple will have its work cut out for it over the next few years. Whatever it is, we can’t wait to see what Apple has planned for its consumers. 

Source: Bloomberg 


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