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Qualcomm, Apple extend 5G modem agreement for three years

September 12, 2023

Qualcomm this week announced that it will supply Apple with 5G modems for smartphones through 2026, despite previous suggestions that Apple would likely begin using an internally developed 5G modem next year.

Apple has been working in recent years to move away from using Qualcomm 5G modems for its iPhones and instead produce them in-house, with moves like purchasing Intel’s smartphone modem division in 2019. However, such plans have yet to come to fruition, likely due to how complex these components are.

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