Big News For iPhone 16 Launch: Apple Can Use Its Own, In-House Built Modem Chip!

Sheetal Bhalerao

Sheetal Bhalerao

Mar 07, 2023

As it is known that Apple has relied on Qualcomm modem chips for mobile data connectivity for years.

Big News For iPhone 16 Launch: Apple Can Use Its Own, In-House Built Modem Chip!

Interestingly, the latest iPhone 14 models use Qualcomm modems.

Earlier, the rumor was circulating that Apple is developing an in-house cellular modem chip.

Apple Launching In-house Cellular Modem Chip

The latest development indicates that those rumors were true and may well have received some recognition from Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon. 

In an interview at Mobile World Congress to CNBC, he confirmed the company currently has “no plans” to supply Apple with modem chips in 2024. 

All this information points to just one possibility, Apple will be rolling out its own.

On the other hand, Apple has not yet placed an order with Qualcomm.

So, this further indicates that it may be planning to use its own hardware. 

Confirming the theory, the CEO of Qualcomm reconfirmed the company’s previous stance in an interview, stating that while they planned to supply chips to Apple this year, they had no plans to do so in 2024. 

It is noteworthy here that the large-scale chip production plans are normally made in advance. 

So, if Apple intended to order millions of Qualcomm’s modem chips in 2024, it is likely that the CEO of Qualcomm would already be aware of this.

But in the end it would be Apple’s decision whether to continue its partnership with Qualcomm.

Amon said, “Qualcomm had told investors back in 2021 that it did not expect to provide modems for the iPhone in 2023, but Apple then decided to continue for another year,”.

What To Expect With Apple iPhone 16 ?

Besides this, several leaks indicate that the Apple iPhone 16 lineup may have five models.

It includes iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 16 Ultra.

This new phone from  Apple is expected to offer features well beyond those available with the current iPhone 14 Pro Max or iPhone 15 Pro Max models.

To start with, the iPhone 16 Ultra can get additional camera improvements, a faster chip, a bigger display, and even a portless design without a Lightning or USB-C port.

 Not only that it is also suggested that the iPhone 16 Pro will feature under-display Face ID technology.

But as we can see that there is still more than a year before the launch of the iPhone 16 series and things can change at any time before that.

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