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Rumor Claims Apple is Abandoning Efforts to Make 5G Modem

Rumor Claims Apple is Abandoning Efforts to Make 5G Modem

Posted November 29, 2023 at 2:39pm by iClarified
A new rumor claims that Apple is abandoning its efforts to make a 5G modem after years of development work.

In a post on Naver, account yeux1122 writes (translated)...

This is a related company source.

​It is said that Apple has entered the phase of reorganizing its ongoing investment in its own 5G modem development department and personnel over the past few years.

​In other words, attempts to install it in the 4th generation iPhone SE or to develop its own modem appear to have failed and are expected to be completely eliminated.

The same information has purportedly been heard from other sources as well. In a post on X, @Tech_Reve says, "For reference, I previously obtained this information from a Japanese source."

Following its acquisition of Intel's modem business, Apple has struggled to produce a modem that can rival the one supplied by Qualcomm. Earlier this month, a report from Bloomberg claimed the company had fallen further behind in its effort, despite thousands of employees working on the technology. Apple has allegedly postponed the release of its modem until at least the end of 2025 or early 2026.

It's very unlikely that Apple has abandoned its efforts to make a modem; however, these reports clearly indicate its been more of a challenge than anticipated. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for further updates.

Rumor Claims Apple is Abandoning Efforts to Make 5G Modem
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