Apple will stop using rival Qualcomm modems on its mobile devices, favoring the production of chips developed in Cupertino.
Johny Srouji, Apple’s vice president for hardware technologies, has informed some of the brand’s employees that it intends to continue using as many components as possible at the company’s facilities, closing the door on competition.
Rivalry between Apple and Qualcomm is old
The position comes two years after the Californian technology company first expressed its intention to end the partnership with rival Qualcomm.
Apparently, Apple is already manufacturing its own mobile modem, in order to process yet another strategic transition to depend less and less on third parties in the process of manufacturing its equipment.
This will be another step that the company led by Tim Cook takes towards an increasingly closed ecosystem, but that is not exactly a surprise. In 2019, Apple bought Intel’s modem division for about $ 1 billion, and it now appears to see the fruits of that investment.
Apple’s ecosystem is increasingly closed
Apple’s intention to rely solely on its own resources to continue to find solutions that promote innovation has long been known. Steve Jobs once said, quoting Alan Kay, that “if you take software seriously, you have to make your own hardware,” beginning a long journey to independence.
During this year, Cupertino left half a world open with the launch of three Mac products with M1 processor, developed by Apple Park engineers, marking the start of the initiative to stop needing Intel as a supplier of Chip Systems (SoC).
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