Apple's iPhone lineup is known for using custom-made processors and GPUs but when it comes to modems, the company relies on third-party i.e. Qualcomm. Even the most recent iPhone 12 lineup includes 5G modems supplied by Qualcomm. However, there have been reports of the company looking to go down the custom route.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known market analyst, has published new research notes claiming that Apple is expected to debut custom-made 5G chips on iPhone in 2023 at the earliest. This is a different claim than a previous report that talked about a possible launch in 2022. It will surely be a dual-band 5G modem with support for both mmWave and Sub-6GHz networks.
Here is what Kuo said in the note:
10/05/2021 08:42 AM