Apple 5G modem stalled again

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley - Senior News Editor
Apple 5G Modem

Apple has run into delays again surrounding its 5G modem for the iPhone series.

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported that the Cupertino-based company is facing troubles regarding its in-house 5G modem. The modem chip launch will be postponed until 2025 or 2026 for the iPhone lineup, while another variant is being developed for the budget SE version. Gurman believes development is ‘in early stages’, saying that the chip will ‘lag behind the competition by many years’. Apple has been having issues with Intel code and mmWave technology. Moreover, the Cupertino-based company is making steps to ensure it does not violate any Qualcomm patents.

Apple 5G Modem

Apple is seeking to break away from Qualcomm and having to rely on the company to produce its modem chips. In 2019, Apple bought most of Intel’s smartphone business and began an effort to creating in-house modem chips for its smartphone. There is no exact date on when the in-house modem will appear on future iPhones.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.