Last updated: March 02, 2023, 7:52 PM IST
Qualcomm’s CEO said it expects Apple to move into making internal 5G modem chips for its 2024 iPhones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona.
While Apple’s most recent iPhone 14 models use Qualcomm modems, the company has been trying to go solo in the wireless connectivity market for several years now, CNBC reports.
“We’re not making plans for 2024. My planning assumption is we (Apple) are not shipping a modem in ’24, but it’s their decision to make,” said Cristiano Amon, Qualcomm CEO.
The report said that the tech giant bought Intel’s modem business in 2019 and speculated that it would start using internals this year.
Amon said Qualcomm told investors in 2021 it didn’t expect to ship modems for the iPhone in 2023, but Apple then decided to go for another year.
However, he didn’t confirm whether Apple would pay Qualcomm QTL licenses if it moves to its own modems, but said royalties were “independent of providing a chip,” the report said.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm has announced that its Snapdragon satellite tech is coming to most Android smartphones.
The company said the “Snapdragon Satellite” will be used in upcoming smartphones from Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
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