The manufacturer of the iPhone is also developing a custom 5G processor that could appear in phones in 2024.
According to a Monday Bloomberg report, Apple will produce its own Bluetooth/Wi-Fi chip for its iPhones to replace third-party parts.
Making its own component would allow Apple to cut costs as Broadcom processors now handle Bluetooth and Wi-Fi operations in iPhones. According to Bloomberg, the business may begin integrating the new technology into its phones by 2025.
This is not the first time Apple has tried to cut costs by creating its own components. The iPhone manufacturer has spent years developing its 5G modem after buying the company from Intel in 2019 for $1 billion to avoid relying on Qualcomm chips. Instead of later this year, Apple’s 5G technology may eventually make its way into iPhones starting in late 2024 or early 2025, according to a Bloomberg story.
Apple or Broadcom did not immediately answer a request for comment.