In the midst of a Homeric fight with Qualcomm and Intel modems not as good as Apple expects, we have been talking here on the site for a while about rumors of Apple’s own modems getting ready by 2021, who knows.
Now, the Reuters reported that the efforts of this project have been intensified since last month, when Apple moved engineers working on its modems into the team that designs the company’s own chips in Cupertino.
Who heads this team is Johny Srouji, senior vice president of hardware technologies at Apple, and the intention is not only to free the company from this dependence on such an important component in iPhones / iPads, but also to give it more control over the evolution of its technologies. Fur timing of the project, it is quite capable that the whole focus of the team is on 5G.
Before Srouji took over these reins, Rubén Caballero (who responds to Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering) was in charge of such efforts, but he always worked directly with Apple’s partners in making these components, and not in a project “In-house”.
Obviously, the adoption of this own chip in future iGadgets it will depend on how successful and timely the project is. We’ll follow up.