A new report emerged from a Chinese media outlet saying that TSMC is ready to take all of Apple’s 5G modem orders for its upcoming iPhone 14 series. This information contradicts an earlier report suggesting that TSMC will take only a portion of the orders.
The 5G modem is rumored to be based on TSMC’s 6nm node, which is a significant improvement over the Qualcomm modems used in today’s iPhones. This should result in reduced power consumption.
There’s also an inside intel about a power management chip being developed by Apple designed to optimize the modem. Other optimizations regarding the mmWave and radio frequency are also expected.
Source (in Chinese)