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10 Jan, 2023
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Apple is reportedly planning to replace the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip it currently gets from Broadcom with its own chip, and potentially add cellular functionality to it in the future.

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new in-house chip that will be capable of powering cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth functions on its devices. The chip is expected to replace the one currently provided by Broadcom, which Apple plans to use in its devices starting in 2025.

In addition to this, the report also indicates that Apple is developing its own cellular modems to replace Qualcomm's. While Qualcomm recently announced that it expects to supply the "vast majority" of 5G modems for 2023 iPhones, Apple is expected to use its own modems by the end of 2024 or early 2025, starting with one product and gradually transitioning all products over the course of approximately three years. When contacted for comment, Qualcomm spokesperson Clare Conley referred to the company's previous statements, which indicated that they expect to have a significant share of 5G modems for the 2023 iPhone launch, and currently do not expect significant contributions from Apple product revenues in fiscal 2025.

Qualcomm recently indicated that Apple won't be switching to its own modem until 2024 at the earliest. It is not yet known when a chip combining all three technologies might be included in an iPhone. Apple and Broadcom did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.