Apple plans to release a MacBook with a cellular module based on its own chip with a 5G modem. In this respect reports Wccftech publication cites insider Mark Gurman.
According to Gurman, this won’t happen anytime soon. First of all, Apple wants to switch its smartphones to special 5G modems, but this will not happen until 2026. Computers with communication modules will begin to appear only after two to three years, that is, at best, in 2028.
Apple has been developing special modems since 2018 to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm, whose components it currently uses. To do this, the IT giant acquired the entire division of Intel along with related developments a few years ago.
Wccftech writes that developing a 5G modem is more difficult than Apple expected. However, there is no sign yet that the company is giving up on this goal.
According to Gurman, Apple wants to integrate its own communication modules into Apple Watch and iPad, as well as iPhone and MacBook.
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