There have been many rumors about the new generation of 5G modems manufactured by Apple itself. Recently Qualcomm’s CEO also agreed with this.
So far, rumors that Apple is quietly producing its own 5G modem appear a lot. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that “apple defect” actually tested the internal 5G chip on the iPhone SE 4.
And recently, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said that Apple will switch to using its modem by 2024. That shows not only iPhone SE 4 will use its solution. But the iPhone product line 16 also seems to benefit from Apple-owned technology.
In an interview with CNBC at MWC 2023, Qualcomm’s CEO said that the company doesn’t have any big plans for 2024. So he is likely implying that Qualcomm will not provide modems for “missing apples” by this time. the year 2024.
This is not the first time that the CEO of Qualcomm has said that Apple will not use its chips. Currently, Qualcomm is still the supplier of the iPhone 15’s 5G chip.
If Apple moves to produce 5G modems. The iPhone 16 series is expected to save more battery when using 5G networks. Optimized hardware can help Apple better integrate with other parts of the iPhone.