Qualcomm CEO said at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona that Apple may go into making in-house 5G modem chips for its 2024 iPhones.
Although Qualcomm modems are used in Apple’s most current iPhone 14 models, the company has been striving to go it alone in the wireless networking sector for some years, per the CNBC.
“We’re making no plans for 2024, my planning assumption is we’re not providing (Apple) a modem in ’24, but it’s their decision to make,” Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, was quoted as saying.
The report further said that the tech giant bought IIntel’s modem division in 2019, and there had been talk that it might begin using in-house parts this year.
Amon said that Qualcomm had previously informed investors that it would not anticipate producing modems for the iPhone in 2023, but Apple decided opted to continue for an another year.
He stated royalty was “independent from delivering a chip,” but he did not say if Apple would pay Qualcomm QTL royalties if it switched to its own modems.
In the meanwhile, Qualcomm has disclosed that the majority of Android devices would soon have its Snapdragon satellite technology.
The company said that the “Snapdragon Satellite” will be used in the upcoming smartphones from Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.