Apple 5G modem could be available on 2023 iPhones


Last week, there was a rumour that the new iPhone SE next year. The device is not only expected to feature an upgraded chipset but also 5G support. Now, there's a rumour claiming that the 5G modem could be developed by Apple itself.

According to MacRumors, multiple sources have claimed that all of Apple's iPhones in 2023 will use its new 5G modem. That's not too surprising, as the company bought over Intel's mobile modem business back in 2019. Anyway, Apple's 5G modem is expected to support the sub-6GHz and mmWave bands.

Interestingly, an agreement between Apple and Qualcomm last year contradicts the rumour. The agreement states that Apple will have to launch some of its products with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 5G modems up to the year 2024. Of course, the word 'some' was emphasised, so Apple could still launch certain models with its own 5G modem.

Mind you, this is highly speculative. But what do you think, would there be any significant difference between the two companies' 5G modem? Share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more trending tech news.