Based on a supply chain source, Economic Daily News (Taiwan) reported that TSMC has received all of Apple’s orders for its 5G radio frequency (RF) processors.
According to TheNextXP, these chips will combine with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 modem to become a 5G network connection system for the next-generation iPhone. The 5G RF chip will be manufactured based on technology process, thereby helping to create a smaller and more energy-efficient device.
6nm RF technology allows the device to use less power but still deliver high performance in both 5G sub 6GHz and mmWave bands. By reducing the size and freeing up space, Apple can increase the battery size on the iPhone 14, incorporating modern technologies that will help improve the battery life of the iPhone 14.
It is known that in 2019, Apple and Qualcomm resolved their legal dispute and agreed to work together for many years to come to supply chipsets to each other. The iPhone 13 models will use Samsung’s Snapdragon X60 modem, while the 2022 iPhone models will use the Snapdragon X65 modem. This information is gathered from settlement agreement court documents. Apple is expected to stop using Qualcomm’s modems in the 2023 iPhones to switch to using a custom 5G modem.
first 10 Gb 5G modem and antenna system the world , delivering theoretical data rates of up to 10 Gb/s. While the download speed of the Snapdragon X65 is reduced, it offers some additional advantages, including increased power efficiency, better mmWave coverage, and support for all commercial mmWave frequencies worldwide. world.