The upcoming year’s iPhones could be installed with inclusive 5G modems

Apple currently buys 5G modem chips from Qualcomm. The Cupertino-based Corporation, according to Qualcomm CEO, is switching to in-house 5G modem chips for its 2024 iPhones. Although Cristiano Amon stated that they do not currently have any plans for 2024, they are free to decide not to provide Apple with a modem in that year.

While using Qualcomm modems in its most current iPhone 14 models, Apple has long tried to forge its path in the wireless networking industry. It bought Intel’s modem business in 2019, and it was predicted that it will start using its components this year.

In an interview, Amon said that Qualcomm had previously told investors that it didn’t plan to continue making modems for the iPhone in 2023, but Apple finally decided to keep making them for one more year. When questioned if Qualcomm QTL royalties would still be paid by Apple if it moved to its modems, Amon said they were “independent from providing a chip,” but he was unable to provide any proof. Qualcomm has been growing its automotive and low-power semiconductor businesses.