errr.... what!>?!?!!!Yeah, it took them 10 iterations until they got it right and fast enough.
Big QualdaddyThey’ll need to pay someone for modem patents. Guess who?
Yeah, it took them 10 iterations until they got it right and fast enough.
They’ll need to pay someone for modem patents. Guess who?
It does not matter if Apple creates an 'in-house modem engineering team' because Qualcomm hold the patents for a huge majority of modem technology. So where is Apple going to get their modem designs from to be able to produce a modem that rivals the quality of Qualcomm?. Intel have tried and failed.
Qualcomm holds a lot of patents but not a huge majority.
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Care to share some of that insiders knowledge a bit?
The sooner Apple gets Intel Modems out of the iPhone, the better experience we iPhone Customers will have.
I see plenty of vacancies in the Apple legal department in the not too distant future. QC and all the other Mobile patent holders will have already ordered dozens and dozens of legal pads and will be preparing law suits as we discuss this very topic.
This area of technology is a patent minefield or rather should be called "abandon hope all ye who dare challenge the patent owners'.
No mater how many agreements are put in place there will always be some that will be missed somewhere.
I've never had a problem with them in my iPhone 7, X & Xs.
Do you really think Apple will nail modems on their first attempt? Apple does everything on the cheap so don't expect their in-house modems to be revolutionary.
Sure. Just like the A5 cpu only support addition and not subtraction.With their hardware track record their chips will support 5G, but nothing else.
Apple's SoC's are the opposite of quality? Must've missed that. I think we have to at least set our expectations at what we have now from Apple's chip team, which has been doing a pretty stellar job.I question that, Apple used to be known for great quality, recently it’s been the opposite.
This is non-sense; does Apple control digital cameras (iSight anyone)?, home back-up (time machine)?, monitors (cinema displays)?, wireless networking (Airport base stations)?I see this as good news and also expected. Apple of course wants to control as much as possible of their products.
The 5G standard hasn't been ratified yet; it's impossible for Apple to support a standard that doesn't exist yet.With their hardware track record their chips will support 5G, but nothing else.
Yeah, the A series chips designed by Apple aren’t the best chips in the industry or anything..,
Their first fully-designed chip, the A5, was problem-free and a year ahead of the competition in performance. That was their first iteration.
He went from being in the running for Intel CEO to working to make Apple less reliant on Intel.
A6 is the first A series with Apple's own CPU.There is a world of difference between designing a system chip comprised of a number of designs supplied by ARM and Imagination and designing a whole new modem and rf circuit from whole cloth. Indeed, Apple did not attempt to design their own cores until the iPhone 8, where they designed their own GPU - but still used ARM cores for the CPUs. Apple is still pretty novice at designing its own cores. Designing a modem, with all the rf circuits, is very very complicated.
Look at Intel. I'd say they're the best in the industry (not Apple) - and they're totally vertically integrated: they design and fab. If Intel, with all their might and R&D resources can't match QC modem quality after 3 or 4 iterations, then Apple certainly won't be able to on their first attempt.