Perhaps you’ve heard about Apple’s plans to design its own cellular chip, which is rumored to debut in late 2024 or early 2025, but the latest rumor also includes the wireless chip responsible for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. As of now, Apple is using Qualcomm’s cellular chips and Broadcom’s wireless ones.
A tipster familiar with the matter claims that Apple’s first in-house wireless chip will launch with iPhones in 2025 and the company considers combining the cellular chip with the wireless one. This would ultimately save on production costs, improve power draw and take up less space.
This is just one of Apple’s many attempts to reduce its reliance on third-party supplier, taking most of the manufacturing in house. Apple’s M series silicon is the latest example and it clearly work great for the company.