In 2019, Apple acquired the fifth generation sector from Intel in a deal preceded by many courts and cases between the two companies, and according to new reports, the company will offer the first fifth generation modem from this acquisition to be accompanied by the iPhone 2023.
According to MacRumors, via a trusted Apple analyst, Ming Shi Kuo, the first 5G modem developed by Apple will appear in 2023, which means the company will continue to rely on Qualcomm to provide it with 5G modems for 2021 and 2022 phones.
And Apple uses the Qualcomm X55 modem in the iPhone 12 phones, and therefore it is expected that the next two generations of modems will be used in its upcoming phones, until the date of its launch of its modem.
Although the company bought the 5G segment from Intel in 2019, the delay in launching its product is not surprising. It usually takes more time than most companies to launch a product in line with their plans.
This step may contribute to Apple in making Qualcomm expand more in the introduction of modems and processors of the fifth generation in cooperation with companies that manufacture Android phones, especially the Chinese ones, in order to compensate for the vacuum that will be left by the abandonment of iPhone phones for the modems of the fifth generation that it develops.
It is noteworthy that it is not known whether Apple will provide its technologies that are developing for the fifth generation for the rest of the companies, or will be exclusively on their phones.