iPhone 12 5G Leaks: Apple will use New Modem to provide the Cheapest 5G Network


Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 12 series sometime this year. Rumors have been floating around as the launch of Apple’s new flagship smartphone series is approaching. The latest rumors contain technical specifications of the iPhone 12 regarding the 5G modem.


An account under the name Mobile Chip Management as shared on Weibo, mentioned the new series using Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem which is based on TSCM’s 7nm node.

The account also said by 2021, smartphone users will be able to avail of the Snapdragon X60 5G modem, as announced by Qualcomm. But contradictorily, Wccftech doesn’t agree with this fact. Because it would mean the chip developer’s revenue will soar if they offer Snapdragon X60 exclusively to Apple for a few months.

New Details revealed

Further, the website also took note of the fact that as compared to the SD X55, the Snapdragon X60 5G modem has significant benefits as it has more power efficiency and uses a smaller footprint. Also that it could combine sub-6GHz and mmWave bands which in turn would better the wireless data performance of the iPhone 12. Therefore, would be an ideal option for Apple’s new series.

Taiwan-based Digitimes reported about the possibility of Apple shipping Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem with the iPhone 12 series. Further, the Taiwan-based publication supposed that later on June 22, TSMC will get into production for Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. Industry sources told the publication A14 chip is in the production with Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem.

Official Announcements

Moreover, Digitimes also talked about the 5G iPhone models being launched this year will be powered by Apple’s Bionic chip and 5G modem. It is noteworthy that both the reports are contrasting but there is no official announcement about these rumors yet.

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