Since 2020 and the formalization by Tim Cook, Apple has confirmed its desire to manufacture its own processors instead of those of the founder Intel. That same year, the company released its first computers with Apple Silicon, its “home” chips: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. An iPad Pro was also equipped with a processor designed by the Apple brand.
Since then, the transition has been taking place little by little and it could still accelerate if we increase Bloomberg. The American media explains that Apple is building a new office entirely dedicated to the development of internal chips in Irvine, California. It would allow it to do without components from Broadcom and Skyworks, two of its suppliers.
Towards a “house” modem on the iPhone 2023?
In detail, Apple is looking to hire ” a few dozen people », Explain our colleagues. The profiles sought must have ” experience in modem chips and wireless semiconductors “.
This effort builds on Apple’s earlier work in wireless chips. AirPods and Apple Watch already include custom parts that allow them to pair with devices, and Apple’s latest iPhones include U1 ultra-wideband chips for more precise location tracking and connection. to the AirTag accessory and other products.
This information is ultimately not so surprising because, as recalled 9to5mac, analyst renowned for his reliability Ming-Chi Kuo, has already predicted that an in-house 5G modem from Apple would be included in the iPhone line to be released in 2023 ” as soon as possible “. To do this, Apple also bought the modems for smartphones business from Intel in 2019 for $ 1 billion.