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Apple looks like it could be making its own modems for its iPhones

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Dec 2018, 9:56am

Apple looks like it could be making its own modems for its iPhones

It's no secret that Apple and Qualcomm's relationship has been rocky of late. The two have been embroiled in a patent dispute for over a year now with no resolution in sight.

According to reports, Apple could be looking to develop its own cellular modems and reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and Intel.

Job listings for a "cellular modem systems architect" was spotted online and the job description mentioned the following:

In this role, you will be a key member of the wireless architecture team working on modem systems architecture aspects for the L1/physical layer.

iPhone fans shouldn't get too excited though, because even if it's true, it will still take a few years before Apple's own modems could be deployed in the real world.

Still, the move makes sense as iPhones are Apple's biggest source of revenue and investing to ensure that it can provide the best user experience with in-house modems can only pay off in the long-run.

Source: The Verge

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