Last year Apple and Qualcomm buried the hatchet, which paved the way to using Qualcomm modems in Apple’s new 5G iPhones. A teardown from earlier today revealed that the iPhone 12 series is using the X55 modem, a modem usually found paired with a Snapdragon 865 chipset in this year’s Android phones.
But this is just the beginning of the partnership. And it’s actually the settlement filing that reveals what’s to come from both Apple and Qualcomm. The two companies agreed to use the X55 for the 2020 launch.
Then Qualcomm’s X60 modem will be used for the 2021 launch, a 5nm chip while…