Apple’s plans of introducing its personal iPhone 5G chip may take so long as six years, the media reported. In order to cut back its reliance on suppliers, the iPhone-maker has been designing a number of elements which might be required to combine superfast 5G connectivity into telephones by itself, CNET reported on Wednesday.
According to a report by The Information, Apple could not have a homegrown 5G modem prepared for its iPhones until 2025. “Citing an anonymous source, The Information said that ‘in interviews with prospective hires for the team, Apple has told engineers that they expect to have their own modem ready by 2025’,” the CNET report added.
Apple has been hiring engineers for the venture to construct its personal 5G chips that may work as key modems to attach iPhones to cellular networks. Earlier, the corporate had stopped working with the main 5G modem supplier – Qualcomm – due to a dispute over Qualcomm’s licensing charges.
However, the authorized struggle between the 2 firms settled in April at an undisclosed quantity. As a part of the settlement, Apple agreed to purchase Qualcomm’s 5G chips as nicely to make use of it as a part of its 5G-enabled iPhone, which is scheduled for launch in 2020.