As Apple continues to work on a unique chip, the iPhone 15 series will still have Qualcomm 5G modems, according to a Digi Times report published today.
Apple is currently working on a custom 5G modem that will eventually take the place of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G chips. According to a report released today, TSMC will be the primary supplier of the Qualcomm 5G chip for the iPhone 15 series, which will be manufactured using the 5nm and 4nm processes.
The Snapdragon X65 modem, which is present in the iPhone 14 series, helps to increase 5G speeds and battery life. The more sophisticated X70 chip, which offers artificial intelligence capabilities for faster average speeds, improved coverage, better signal quality, lower latency, and up to 60% improved power efficiency, is rumored to be found inside the iPhone 15.
Initial reports claimed Apple would switch to its own 5G modems as early as 2023, but later reports claimed Apple had “failed” in the development of the chip and would instead stick with Qualcomm modems for the foreseeable future.