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iPhone 15 with self-developed baseband: The signal better than Qualcomm?

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iPhone 15 with self-developed baseband: The signal better than Qualcomm?



 

iPhone 15 with self-developed baseband: The signal better than Qualcomm?

iPhone 15 is expected to be equipped! Apple’s self-developed baseband has a surprise: the signal may be better than Qualcomm.


Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple has begun to use Intel basebands in some areas of the two networks, and the iPhone XS to the iPhone 11 are basically exclusively owned by Intel.

However, due to the relationship between 5G, Apple and Qualcomm settled their suspicions before the launch of the iPhone 12, and the two generations of iPhones began to plug in Qualcomm basebands again.

 

During this period, Apple took the Intel baseband team and business into the bag, and began intensive self-research work, so how did things go?

 

A new research article by Wall Street analysts pointed out that Apple is widely expected to use its self-developed baseband on the iPhone 15 node in 2023.

TSMC will exclusively manufacture this product, and the process is likely to be 3nm or 4nm.

 

 

The research report pointed out that Apple obtained more than 2,200 baseband engineers from Intel at that time.

At present, in San Diego, where Qualcomm is headquartered, Apple is still recruiting about 140 baseband chip-related positions; in Irvine, California, there is also a satellite communication office, which is open There are 20 positions.

 

Wayne Lam, director of advanced analysis at CCS, said that switching to its own baseband can reduce dependence on Qualcomm and reduce costs.

He also believes that Apple can tune the chip 360 degrees to meet the needs of the product, so it has an advantage that the competition does not have.

For the baseband, the signal and network speed are the most important. Obviously, this is also an improvement that consumers are happy to see.

 

Historical experience has proved that Apple can always deliver an answer sheet that exceeds outside expectations in chip development, such as A-series processors, M-series processors, etc.

Although the elements involved in baseband are more complex, you have to believe that this is Apple, and they seem to be omnipotent right now.

 

iPhone 15 with self-developed baseband: The signal better than Qualcomm

 

 



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