According to rumors, Apple plans to begin production of its own cellular modems for the iPhone and the ARM processor for the Mac.
Thus the company will be able to become independent from third-party manufacturers like Qualcomm, with which Apple has a difficult relationship.
To start producing their own chips, Apple has hired several engineers from companies Novatek and AU Optronics.
Professionals in the field of manufacture of cellular modems and processors believe that to expect the advent of the proprietary solutions from Apple is not worth it. According to them, to create such a chip would require no less than 1,000 engineers and several years of work.
However, Apple has made some progress. For many years, their smartphones, tablets and watches are equipped with proprietary CPUs. This year Apple refused the services of the company Imagination Technologies and installed in the new iPhone graphics accelerator of its own design.
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