Apple is utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem within the new iPhone 12 lineup, a teardown has revealed. The report additionally says that Apple might be utilizing the just lately launched Snapdragon X60 modem in its future iPhones, and proceed to companion with Qualcomm for its unreleased Snapdragon X65 and X70 chips. Apple and Qualcomm had settled a long-standing dispute final yr and signed a multi-year deal and the brand new studies point out that Apple is not going to be making their very own 5G modems anytime quickly.
A teardown video comparability of the iPhone 11 with the brand new iPhone 12 posted by Century Weifeng Expertise had confirmed that the iPhone 12 was utilizing the Qualcomm X55 modem. The video has since been pulled from YouTube. The video had additionally claimed that the iPhone 12 housed a 2,815mAh battery which is 15 % smaller than the one of many iPhone 11.
A report by Mac Rumors, referencing court docket filings from the Apple-Qualcomm settlement final yr, says that Apple plans to proceed the partnership with Qualcomm for its subsequent generations of units. It says that Apple might launch new units with the Snapdragon X60 modem between June 2021 and Might 2022 — the anticipated timeframe of the following iPhone collection launch — and the Snapdragon X65 and X70 between June 2022 and Might 2024.
The iPhone 11 collection had include Intel modems. It was additionally reported that the iPhone 12 5G might include Intel modems and that its launch was being delayed as a result of the Intel chips weren’t prepared to be used. Bloomberg had additionally reported this to be a driving power behind Apple’s costly settlement with Qualcomm.
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