For Apple, the push for 5G baseband is accelerating, with the supply chain expected to debut as soon as the end of next year.
In addition to the lengthy testing, Apple is facing a patent crackdown for its 5G baseband, which it is dodging through a series of maneuvers.
Apple has struck a new multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom to develop 5G radio components in the United States, with Broadcom's patents as the main part of the deal. Previously, Huawei had the highest number of patents necessary for 5G standards, followed by Qualcomm, while Apple had a measly number.
Apple has supported more than 1,100 jobs at Broadcom's FBAR filter manufacturing facility in Fort Collins, according to the statement.
It is reported that Apple's self-developed 5G baseband chip R&D code is Ibiza, will use 3nm process, supporting RF IC will use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 7nm process.
Industry insiders pointed out that under ideal conditions, Apple's 5G baseband +A series chips, coupled with system optimization, will help improve the overall performance of Apple's iPhone, optimize signals and reduce power consumption.