Now, a ton of these laws don’t end up happening, but we have seen cases like Apple’s recently announced Self Service Repair which kind of took years of pressure. So yeah, let’s see if it evolves cause I’m honestly tired of having different apps to talk to different people.
Let’s start with the European Parliament today. They may have recently enacted a law requiring huge internet firms like Apple, Google, and Facebook to enable contact with alternative providers through their messaging applications. This implies that all of these firms would have to come up with a universal communication technique that benefits the user, regardless of whether you’re messaging through Facebook, your iPhone, or your Android device, and that this would become the industry standard.
The report also mentions that they plan to adopt TSMC’s 4nm chip production technology in order to mass produce their first in-house 5G modem chip. And people familiar with the matter added that Apple is working on developing their own radio frequency and millimeter wave components to complement the modem and they’re also working on their own power management chip built specifically for this it.
Let’s move on to Apple and Apple Silicon but not for the reasons you’d think, this one’s about phones. According to a new report from Nikkei Asia, TSMC will begin producing Cupertino’s first in-house 5G modem chips for the iPhone in 2023. This move has reportedly been under development for a few years now which was only enhanced by Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s entire modem business, cause you’d think Intel would’ve been smarter about that.
This also lines up with previous reports that claimed that Qualcomm would only handle 20% of the production of models for the 2023 iPhones as Cupertino begins their transition. Finally, Nikkei says that they’re currently using a 5nm process but they will shift to 4 as soon as that is available, for the modem at least as their A-Series chips will apparently be using 3nm architecture by then. So yeah, Apple is starting to own more and more of their stack so let’s see how that goes.