Your future iPhone might have a home-grown cell modem in it.
Apple's looking to hire a lead designer for a cell modem platform, according to a job listing it recently posted. A story in The Information (subscription required) brought attention to the job posting and also said a source with knowledge about Apple's plans affirmed there's an internal project for developing its own communications hardware.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
"If you want something done right, do it yourself" seems to be Apple's mantra of late. The company already designs its own, and , plus it and is for 2020. So it wouldn't be a surprise if Apple decided to go its own way with one of the most important parts of the , too.
Apple's, the biggest supplier in mobile processing platforms, has led it to switch to Intel modems in iPhones. However, speed tests have shown than the devices running on Intel processors. Making its own modems could be an important move for Apple.
If true, it also means we might someday see cell connectivity in.
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