Apple’s obsession with controlling every process is well known. The company wants to have it all defined and made to measure, and that is why he has taken decisions in this direction in recent months. On the one hand, we have the M1 chips from the Macs, which replace those from Intel, and soon we will have some Modems manufactured by Apple to replace those of Qualcomm.
IPhones and iPads have long used processors made by Apple, however To connect to the cellular network, Apple continues to rely on Qualcomm modems
As Mark Gurman announces in Bloomberg, Apple is already developing its own modems. Sources from Johny Srouji, Apple’s vice president of hardware technologies, have personally confirmed after an important meeting.
Apple does not want to depend on Qualcomm
This is something that we already knew in part. Last year, Apple bought its mobile modem division from Intel, with the clear intention to start making your own own.
During the meeting, Srouji confirmed that Apple has already started building its own cell modem to be used in future devices:
“This year, we began the development of our first internal cellular modem which will enable another key strategic transition. Long-term strategic investments like these are a critical part of our products and to ensure that we have a rich portfolio of innovative technologies for our future.
Not surprisingly, Apple could control production better and not depend on Qualcomm’s improvements and deadlines in something as important as internet connection. In addition, it could greatly benefit users by reducing manufacturing cost, as happened with the M1 on Mac.
“The move expands Apple’s push towards greater reliance on its own parts to the detriment of Qualcomm, Intel and others. Qualcomm derives about 11% of its revenue from Apple, while Intel makes about 7% of the iPhone maker’s sales, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Following the announcement, Qualcomm shares fell 6.3%, which shows the importance of this news. These Apple’s new modems don’t have a market arrival date, although Apple has an agreement with Qualcomm until 2025.