Apple acquired the smartphone modems business from Intel in mid-2019 in a case valued at $ 1 billion. The move was part of Apple’s long-term plans to create its own iPhone 5G modem, and now a report has revealed when it could launch.
Apple Silicon iPhone modem will be manufactured by TSMC
Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley revealed in a research note (via MacRumors) that Apple’s internal iPhone 5G modem is slated to debut in the iPhone 2023 series.
The first Apple Silicon modem is expected to support both mmWave networks and 5G networks below 6 GHz, which is not surprising given that the same support is offered as standard on the current generation. iPhone 12 series.
As with all other chips designed by Apple, one or more third-party companies will take care of production. The research note shared today suggests that Apple is aiming to work with longtime partner TSMC.
All-screen iPhone could be the first with Apple’s 5G modem
The introduction of a bespoke 5G iPhone modem could coincide with a major iPhone overhaul. Specifically, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed earlier this month that Apple is planning a All-screen iPhone for release at the end of 2023.
An 8 inch The foldable iPhone is rumored to be on the cards for 2023 as well, although that product may be canceled.