The iPhone 12 generation was the first to have 5G connectivity. Although this is possible thanks to the Qualcomm 5G modem, used in these phones. Apple has already started working on its own modem that they hope to use in the near future in their next phones, although there are no dates at the moment.
It is rumored that from 2022 the firm’s own chip or modem would be used, but at the moment it is not confirmed, it will depend on how its development evolves.
Own 5G modem
It is an important step for Apple, especially since the firm has been seeking to be more independent for some time, reducing the number of components they buy from other brands. Now, this 5G modem would become its own production, thus reducing its dependence on other companies in this market segment.
The development of this modem would have already begun, with its own equipment that the American company would have created exclusively for it. There are no dates or data on the state or point at which this modem is currently being developed.
The objective would be for the iPhones that reach the market from 2022 to already use this first 5G modem of the firm. Apple has not said anything at the moment about its plans, so we will know more in the coming months as information about this modem is released.