Apple Speeding Up In-House 5G Modem Development

We’ve known for a while that Apple was working on reducing the reliance on other companies for the development of its products, but now it looks like the Cupertino-based tech giant is working around the clock on making this happen.

The first iPhone with an Apple modem could therefore see the daylight as soon as 2023, as the company has started hiring engineers specifically for the designing of chips.

A report from Bloomberg reveals that the engineers will work on wireless radios, radio-frequency integrated circuits, and a wireless SoC, while also developing chips for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

In other words, Apple wants the wireless connectivity to be powered by its own hardware, therefore giving up on partners like Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Skyworks.

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