Apple Prepares to Launch Its Own Chips
Apple Stock News: According to MacRumors, Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala said the company expects to supply only 20 percent of Apple’s modem chips in 2023. If this is an accurate estimate, it means that 2022 will be the last year that Qualcomm has a modem monopoly on iPhone devices.
Over the years, Apple tried to get rid of the control of Qualcomm’s modem chips. Apple tried to develop its own in-house modem chips and buy Intel’s modem chip business. Analysts predict that Apple’s 5G baseband chip could make its debut in the 2023 iPhone models.
Apple Stock News: Apple Announces Self Service Repair
Apple announced the launch of its self-repair service, which means customers who are comfortable with completing their own repairs can use genuine Apple parts and tools in their self-repair service. The self-repair service will initially be available for the iPhone® 12 and iPhone 13 series, with Mac® computers equipped with the M1 chip coming soon. The self-repair service will be launched in the US early next year and expand to more countries in 2022.
The initial phase of the program will focus on the most commonly used repair modules, such as iPhone displays, batteries, and cameras. The new store will offer more than 200 separate parts and tools to enable customers to perform the most common repairs on the iPhone 12 and 13. The self-service service is for personal technicians who have knowledge and experience in repairing electronic equipment. However, for the vast majority of customers, visiting a professional service provider with certified technicians and using authentic Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to repair. In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service points, including more than 2,800 independent repair providers.
Apple Stock News: Mixed Reality Headset to Feature Wi-Fi 6E
In an investor note obtained by MacRumors, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the new Apple products, including the iPhone 14 and headset display devices, will accelerate the broader industry’s upgrade to the Wi-Fi 6E specification. The incentive to use Wi-Fi 6E in both Apple devices will encourage competitors to do the same. Other upcoming head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences, such as from Meta, will also offer Wi-Fi 6E. Kuo explained that Wi-Fi 6E will be key to delivering the high-speed wireless delivery needed for AR and VR experiences.
Apple has Launched its First Korean-Language Original Series
According to Yahoo Finance, following Netflix’s hit “The Squid Game”, Apple released its first Original Korean series this month to accompany the launch of its Apple TV+ streaming service.
Based on a South Korean webcomic, Brain Is a six-part sci-fi thriller about grim neurologist Huh Shi-won who tries to find clues to mysterious family accidents through brain experiments. Director Kim Ji-Woon said that after the continuous success of such Korean content, global audiences began to understand Korean culture through artistic works, and he made extra efforts to translate correctly.