On June 28, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that it appears Apple’s project to create a 5G modem for the iPhone has run into some issues and is unlikely to succeed. Therefore, the iPhone 15 generation will continue to use Qualcomm’s solely offered 5G modem.
According to Kuo, Qualcomm will continue to provide all 5G modems—rather than only 20%—for the iPhones released in 2023. Apple hasn’t given up, despite this. The business might require additional time to finish its own 5G modem development project.
Qualcomm will expand its semiconductor business as Apple continues with its project in order to make up for the probable decline in 5G modem sales now that Apple has its own device.
Why Apple hasn’t been successful with its own 5G modem is unclear. With numerous other independently designed parts, such as the A-series and M-series chips, they have, however, gone a long way.