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Qualcomm may continue to exclusively supply 5G modems for iPhone 16

**It is rumored that Qualcomm will no longer be the exclusive 5G modem supplier of (Apple)(https://www.thegioididong.com/dtdd-apple-iphone) after the (iPhone 15) series (https://www.thegioididong.com/dtdd-apple-iphone-15-series) launches later this year. However, Apple is said to be having trouble with a self-developed alternative, and Qualcomm will continue to provide 5G modems for the iPhone 16 series.** Qualcomm is likely to supply Apple with the Snapdragon X70 5G modem next year when the iPhone 16 series launches and there will be power efficiency improvements over the Snapdragon X65 on (iPhone 14 Series)(https://www.thegioididong-apple.com/dtdd modem download speed unchanged) 10 Gbps level. According to analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley of Barclays, the fact that Apple constantly has problems with 5G modems developed by the company itself is also the reason why the iPhone SE 4 has been delayed by at least two years. Based on past statistics, Qualcomm is likely to charge high fees to its partners if they become the exclusive supplier for a particular component. For Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm is said to charge $ 160 (about 3.78 million) per chip, more expensive than Apple’s A16 Bionic. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is also not cheap, falling at about 130 USD (about 3 million VND). If Qualcomm were the exclusive 5G modem supplier for the iPhone 16 series, it’s not hard to imagine how much it would charge for each modem. Assuming that Qualcomm will charge $160 for the Snapdragon X70, launching the iPhone SE 4 with Apple would be pointless because the 5G modem would eat up all the profits. Although Apple has kicked off its own modem development in 2020, it has yet to achieve the desired results. Some other rumors suggest that Apple will complete the first batch of self-developed 5G modems in 2025.

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