Apple Insider Reveals Huge Delay To Critical iPhone Feature – My Blog

Apple is rightly pleased with its technological terrier, however not every thing within the fashionable iPhone belongs to Apple. The corporate is beholden to Qualcomm for the iPhone modem, and its work to interrupt free and construct an Apple modem is dealing with important delays.

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Particulars on the delay to Apple's personal modem come from a latest report by Bloomberg. Not solely did Apple miss the goal of getting a modem able to go in 2024, it's now prone to miss the brand new objective of 2025 as effectively.

Apple has a protracted and troubled historical past with iPhone modems. An clearly important a part of the smartphone, Apple has been tied to Qualcomm's modem know-how for greater than a decade. Tim Prepare dinner and his staff have labored on each space of its {hardware} to have extra management over elements—witness the distinction utilizing its personal Apple Silicon in comparison with Intel's chipsets within the Mac as a motive why.

However that flexibility isn't current within the modem, which depends on Qualcomm's know-how to energy the connectivity between the iPhone and the surface world. Apple has been working to interrupt free. Probably the most obvious indicators was In 2019 when it acquired Intel's modem division in a deal valued at $1 billion.

That effort has not come to fruition. Because the iPhone 15 household was launched, Apple admitted extending its deal for Qualcomm Modems out to 2026.

Apple aimed to convey its modem {hardware} to the iPhone design in early 2025, concentrating on the presumptively named iPhone 17. It's reported that even that date has slipped by probably as much as a yr. That might take the plans for the modem launch into the very last yr of the present Qualcomm/Apple contract.

That's clearly excellent news for Qualcomm as a result of this can ship plenty of modems. For Apple, the modem stays one a part of the iPhone equation that's out of the corporate's attain. Till it could match Qualcomm's providing at a minimal, it can stay beholden to the corporate till 2026.

And maybe past, if historical past is any precedent.

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