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Apple set to replace Qualcomm’s 5G chips in 2023

iPhones with in-house 5G chip coming in two years 

Apple is constantly trying to cut its reliance on third-party chip developers, hoping to design important iPhone and computer parts in-house. Cupertino already has its own mobile and Mac processors, while 5H baseband chips are coming in 2023, according to a new report.  

Long-time Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo believes that Apple is going to ditch Qualcomm’s silicon and introduce its own 5G chips to power the iPhones in 2023. The analyst says that Qualcomm will be hit because the sales of Android high-end 5G devices are weak, while Apple still accounts for a huge amount of the silicon orders worldwide.  

Previous rumours pointed towards a date in 2022 for Apple’s take on 5G, but the date has been pushed back several times already. It won’t be surprising if Apple still uses Qualcomm in iPhone 2023. Cupertino used to have Intel chips in previous generations, but Intel faced difficulties in progressing on the 5G tech. Then Apple purchased some 5G patents from Intel to boost its capabilities on developing chips in-house. 

The first iPhone with 5G connectivity was the iPhone 12.  

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