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Apple cannot develop its own 5G modem for iPhones due to the impact from Qualcomm


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According to a recent statement by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has failed to create its own 5G modem for iPhones and will continue to rely solely on Qualcomm to supply this component for iPhones in 2023. Apple has put a lot of hope in this strategy. To create its own 5G modem, Apple previously paid $1 billion to acquire Intel’s modem design division. The tech giant had previously had to settle a legal dispute with Qualcomm in order to continue using its 5G modem on new iPhones and gain more time to create this vital component on its own.

Apple cannot develop its own 5G modem for iPhones due to the impact from Qualcomm

According to 9to5Mac, the failure appears to be related to legal challenges rather than technical or technological issues, or to an issue with two Qualcomm patents for 5G modems.

The US Supreme Court received a complaint from Apple earlier this year, arguing that these two Qualcomm patents are illegal. Unfortunately for Apple, the court recently dismissed the lawsuit.

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report about Apple’s failure to design its own 5G modem comes right after Apple’s request to invalidate these two patents was denied. According to the current situation, it seems that the biggest obstacle to the implementation of Apple’s strategy are these two patents.

According to a new report by Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo, along with the failure to develop the 5G modem on its own, Qualcomm has now become the sole supplier for Apple for the 5G modem on the iPhone 2023. Before that, Apple plans to equip its own 5G modem, and has designed 5G modems on 80% of the iPhone lineup by 2023.

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