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Apple’s efforts to develop its own 5G modem ‘may have failed’

It has been rumored for a bit of a stretch now that Apple is working on developing its own 5G modem for use in its mobile devices. The idea is to not have to rely on Qualcomm so much, just like Apple doesn't have to rely on Intel so much these days thanks to the M-series processors. However, while rumors said the modem's debut would come in 2023, that might not be the case after all.

Apple’s first in-house 5G modem may launch in 2023

Apple is a hardware company that strives to create the best first-party options on the market. The iPhone's strength isn't just the software, but also the Apple-designed A-series processor under the hood. And the company saw a huge leap ahead of Intel with the M-series chip for its Mac lineup. So it makes sense that Apple would want to keep adding to its list of proprietary hardware options.

Want a second carrier for your iPhone that won’t break the bank? Try Visible by Verizon Wireless

It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.

Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.