News – Apple has been working on a chip for its own 5G connectivity for a while, and according to new information the company will use this chip from 2025.
For your information, currently the technology giant from Cupertino is still dependent on the supply of 5G chips from Qualcomm, a well-known chipset manufacturing company.
Then, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will at least continue to rely on Qualcomm’s 5G chips for the next two years because the company is expected to switch to its own 5G chips starting in 2025.
This Ming-Chi Kuo information can be interpreted that the iPhone 15 which will soon be released and the iPhone 16 lineup which will be launched next year will still rely on a 5G modem made by Qualcomm.
Meanwhile, Apple’s own 5G chip will likely be used in the iPhone 17, making it the first iPhone to utilize a 5G modem developed by the company itself.
Apart from that, there is also information from GSMArena which states that the launch of the iPhone SE 4 is still delayed until 2025, which is also likely to use a 5G chip from Apple.
Unfortunately, there are currently no detailed specifications for Apple’s 5G modem, so it’s unclear what improvements and features there will be on an iPhone with an Apple 5G modem compared to a Qualcomm 5G chip.
At the beginning of this year, there was also information stating that Apple was considering using its own wireless chip to support Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity on the iPhone, and the first iPhone to use this chip would be available in 2025.
Meanwhile, the company is also reportedly considering combining wireless chips with cellular connectivity, in an effort to save production costs and increase power efficiency.