Apple is battling to bring component production in-house to lessen its reliance on outside vendors. Cupertino is expected to bring wireless processors, 5G modems, and even display manufacture for its iPhones, Apple Watches, and Macs in-house, just like it did with its A-series mobile chipsets and M-series SoCs.
According to the most recent semiconductor survey by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will abandon its plans to manufacture a Wi-Fi chip and will instead continue relying on Broadcom as its primary supplier. The development of Apple’s chipset is receiving the majority of its IC design efforts. Kuo also notes that it continues to give its work on the 5G modem project a higher priority than its work on the Wi-Fi chip.
Apple Delays Chip
In its future iPhone 15 models and the remainder of its product line, it will probably migrate to Wi-Fi 6E. Kuo said that the company is still developing its Wi-Fi + Bluetooth chip. Additionally, Mark Gurman revealed that the tech giant is still developing the Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination chip. Although it’s bad for them, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports that an in-house processor has to be delayed. It was announced at the beginning of the month that the business has scrapped the 2024 release date for the next iPhone SE 4.
The cancellation of a big product is generally news on its own, but the fact that they intended to use a new internal baseband processor was an important aspect of this story. According to reports, the corporation planned to test this new chip in its less expensive iPhone before using it in its more expensive ones. But now that Apple won’t be releasing the next-generation iPhone SE, Qualcomm will resume its role as Apple’s baseband chip supplier, delaying the chip’s release. Despite their eagerness, switching to new hardware comes with many dangers, especially when working with products like the iPhone and Mac.