Apple developing custom Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 5G chips for iPhone

5G chips for iPhone

In an effort to lessen its dependency on Qualcomm, Apple has been working on creating its own modem for a while. This transition may start as early as 2024, according to a new Bloomberg article, which also mentions that Apple is working on its own Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip. This would enable it to drop Qualcomm as well as Broadcom.

Due to differences in modem chip licensing, patents, and royalties, Apple and Qualcomm got into a heated legal spat. Although the lawsuits were abruptly resolved, Apple has made it obvious that its priority is building its own modem technology for upcoming iPhone and iPad models.

Apple completed the acquisition of Intel’s modem division in 2019 to support these initiatives. This offered the business access to engineering skills and numerous standard-essential cellular technology patents. Even if it uses internal modems, Apple will still need to license some patents from Qualcomm and Ericsson.

Apple is apparently working on a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip that might be released as early as 2025 in order to replace Broadcom. It is also developing an upgraded version of this chip that integrates Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular modem technology into a single chip.

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