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Apple reportedly switching to its own iPhone modem design in 2023

November 24, 2021

Via: The Verge

Apple is planning to partner with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. for the production of its own 5G modems for future iPhones, according to a new report in Nikkei. Apple is said to be planning to use TSMC’s 4nm process node, which hasn’t yet been deployed for any commercial product; the modem is apparently being designed and tested at 5nm before moving to mass production in 2023 at 4nm.

Apple’s switch to modems of its own design is widely expected to happen in 2023, and TSMC is the natural manufacturing partner.

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