Apple’s own 5G chip may be delayed until after 2025: TSMC 4nm build
Progress is not smooth, Apple's own baseband research has been delayed again!
According to the latest reports, Apple's self-developed 5G baseband chip is expected to be launched only after 2025, so this year's iPhone 15 and next year's iPhone 16 will still use Qualcomm's 5G baseband chip.
Apple originally planned to launch its own chip in 2023, but because the power consumption and performance performance is not as expected, the launch time will be postponed to after 2025, the process will promote the use of TSMC 4nm, then will be equipped with the iPhone 17 series.
The iPhone 15 series, unveiled in September this year, will be equipped with the Snapdragon X70 chip.
As Qualcomm's fifth-generation 5G baseband solution, the Snapdragon X70 specifically introduces the Qualcomm 5G AI Suite, which can use AI to optimise 5G links in the Sub-6GHz, millimetre-wave bands to improve speed, network coverage, mobility, link robustness, energy efficiency, and reduce latency.
Snapdragon X70 maintains the same peak downlink speed of 10Gbps and peak uplink speed of 3.5Gbps as Snapdragon X65, supports downlink quad-carrier aggregation, uplink carrier aggregation, etc. The overall performance is very strong and will further improve the signal and cellular experience of iPhone.
As for those who are looking forward to Apple's self-developed baseband to come out and amaze the industry, they still need to wait patiently again.
Information shows that Apple spent $1 billion to acquire Intel's consumer baseband chip business in 2019, gaining about 2,200 employees and 17,000 patents from Intel.
More than three years have passed so far, and still no results have been seen.
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