According to analysts, Apple’s first cellular modem with Qualcomm might be released as early as next year or in 2023.
Apple In-House Chips
According to a news item published by iPhone in Canada, the Cupertino-based tech company has historically loaded its gadgets with in-house components, rather than relying on third-party suppliers.
For example, since the iPhone 4 was released on June 24, 2010, Apple has been developing an in-house processor for their smartphones.
Prior to the Cupertino tech giant introducing its A-Series chip for its iPhones, the 3G model relied on Samsung’s chipset, which later became Apple’s closest smartphone competitor.
Furthermore, Apple began moving its Macs from Intel chips to its M-Series Apple Silicon chipsets as early as 2020, when it released the M1.
Apple has been providing a more powerful version of its homegrown chipset to the MacBook Pro and its all-new Mac Studio since the launching of the M1 chip on a MacBook.
Apple’s First Non-Qualcomm Modem
This time, though, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is going to release its own cellular modem for its numerous gadgets, including the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.
It’s worth noting that Apple now employs the Qualcomm modem, which is the leading chipmaker for Android smartphones.
An in-house Apple modem, according to the Wall Street Journal, might further broaden what the Cupertino tech company can offer its customers, bringing next-gen functionality on wearables and suspected smart glasses.
Not to mention that Apple’s own modem might let iPhones and iPads achieve blistering 5G speeds. It would be important as consumers’ daily lives increasingly rely on downloading larger files and streaming ultra-high-definition material.
Apple’s in-house modem, according to the news outlet, might open the door to providing 5G connectivity to MacBooks, similar to what other Windows laptops are offering these days.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga and the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 are two famous notebooks with fast cellular connections. It wouldn’t be shocking to see 5G MacBooks on the shelves if Apple starts developing its own cellular modem.
In 2023, Apple is expected to begin mass production of its own modem, which will support both cellular and WiFi connections.