Apple already designs several of its own components that can be found in a variety of products. For example, there is the A-series chipset found in the iPhone, then we have the Apple Silicon which debuted last year, and if the rumors are true, in the coming years we can also expect to see Apple launch their own 5G modems.
However, apparently Apple’s chip ambitions aren’t ending there. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple wants to design even more components in-house where it could potentially result in the company reducing their reliance on companies such as Broadcom and Skyworks for future products.
These chips are expected to involve wireless radios, radio frequency integrated circuits, and so on. Coincidentally enough, Apple is said to be building a satellite office in Irvine, California, which is near where Broadcom and Skyworks both have offices, making it easier for the company to attract employees who might not be willing to relocate or commute to Silicon Valley where Apple’s HQ is at.
It will be interesting to see how much of Apple’s own hardware they will end up making themselves. It will be an expensive endeavor, no doubt, but ultimately it makes Apple less dependent on the technology progression and advancement of others, while giving them more control and say over what their devices can do and how they perform.