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Apple wants to ditch Qualcomm completely, begins testing its own cellular modems

Apple currently uses modems from Intel and Qualcomm

Apple has been making strides with its in-house System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs lately, especially with the company’s new M1 desktop chipset. However, Apple is still using modems designed by other firms, which has sometimes become a point of contention with iPhones. According to comments by Apple’s top chip executive, the company could soon use its own modem designs, bringing Apple even closer to designing every component of its mobile devices.

Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, revealed the plans in a town hall meeting with employees, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

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