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Apple is reportedly putting together a new engineering team that would focus on creating baseband hardware for future iPhone models, according to Digitimes. Apple’s current chips are supplied by Qualcomm, but is said to be considering a move to an in-house design as it did with its mobile processors with the launch of the iPad.

The report indicates that any such design would not appear in hardware this year, but could be considered for the next round of iPhone updates. That would put it on track for what we could tentatively call the iPhone 6s.

Of course, this report should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Digitimes doesn’t have the most solid track record, although they have been known to be right on occassion.

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4 Responses to “Digitimes: Apple working on in-house baseband chip design to appear in 2015 iPhone”

  1. themis333 says:

    Could be a great thing.

  2. rottenbittenfruit says:

    I’m a bit curious as to how this is supposed to help Apple. Most analysts are already claiming that iPhone sales have peaked due to their high cost and the proliferation of low-cost Android devices. This move changes almost nothing unless Apple can bring the cost of baseband components down and possibly increase profit margins. Apple will still be forced to sell iPhones in a glutted market where most consumers only want the cheapest smartphone they can get. Apple doesn’t seem to be making any moves to increase revenue and continues to rely on their rapidly shrinking iPhone market.

    • Tallest Skil says:

      >>I’m a bit curious as to how this is supposed to help Apple.

      I’m sure that Apple designing and building their own processors didn’t help them at all, either.

      >>analysts

      Found your problem of comprehension.

      >>This move changes almost nothing

      Everything.

    • ikir says:

      iPhone still sells like free pancakes, if with this move they have much freedom and less cost, Apple will have more revenue. Most of retarded users who don’ t know anything about computer get usually a crappy low end android device to spende less, they will hate it, soon or later they will buy a higher spec Android or iPhone. The low end matter is not important it is just full of crap.