2023 iPhones may include Apple-designed 5G modem

The rumor: An Apple-designed 5G modem will debut in just a couple of years, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (76.6% accurate).

  • A 5G modem designed by Apple may debut as soon as 2023, as Apple plans to stop using Qualcomm’s modems
  • Apple is pushing forward on their quest to design and produce more and more of the components inside the iPhone

Our take: Seeing this makes me think about other parts of the iPhone that Apple might want to design and manufacture one day. Will Apple-designed screens and less of a reliance on Samsung’s tech be next?

2023 iPhone to get full-screen design with no notch or cutouts

The rumor: Apple is preparing the iPhone of our dreams for the next major redesign in 2023, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (78.2% accurate).

Here’s what to expect:

  • All current visual distractions may be eliminated for a true all-screen design, with no notch or other cutouts visible
  • A new periscope telephoto lens will be added for additional zoom capabilities
  • Under-screen Touch ID will also be present

Our take: This is my dream device. Makes sense that Apple is saving most of these upgrades for the next super cycle release in a couple of years. This being said, Kuo notes that this device will only be possible if Apple continues to see good development progress.