Since then, Apple and Qualcomm have had a fractured relationship, sometimes even taking to court.
Apple wants to be an independent company. The shortage of chips and other components has accelerated Apple’s plans to become the processor developers and not depend on Qualcomm.
The launch of the MacBook Air’s first MacBook Air with M series processors last year marked the end for Intel chips. Tim Cook’s firm has presented two new versions, the M1 Pro & the M1 Max, of this proposal with significant advances.
According to a new report, this dependency strategy may be able to reach iPhones. Apple could also be in the process of developing a 5G modem that will go with its next iPhone models.
We first learned about these plans in 2021 when Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, stated that Apple was working on a chip to replace Qualcomm’s processor. This chip will be used for all the iPhone models and iPads. The market.
This information appears to have been confirmed. This is a new report from Nikkei AsiaApple indicated that it would support a deal with Taiwan Manufacturing Company (TSMC), in order to launch its iPhone 5G modem sometime around 2023.
According to sources close to the matter the media reports that an Apple chip would use a 4-nanometer die for the development and operation of the 5G modem.
Since then, Apple and Qualcomm have had a fractured relationship, even taking to court.
Despite these clashes, the companies came to a 6-year licensing agreement. However, Qualcomm’s share in Apple devices is starting to decline.
According to the chip developer, it has indicated that they expect to account for only 20% of all iPhone modem orders in the next two-years.
The apple company’s movement is in line with its growth plans. A better control over the supply and quality of chips is crucial to closing its plans for greater product integration.