According to DIGITIMES, Apple's next-generation iPhone 13 series will use Qualcomm's snapdragon X60 5g modem, and Samsung will be responsible for manufacturing the chip.The X60 is based on a 5nm process, which enables greater energy efficiency in smaller volumes than the snapdragon x55 modem based on a 7Nm process used in the iPhone 12, which will help extend battery life.
Mmwave is a set of 5g frequencies, which promises to achieve ultra fast speed in a short distance, so it is most suitable for dense urban areas. In contrast, 5g below 6GHz is generally slower than mmwave, but the signal transmission distance is longer, better serving the suburbs and rural areas. Support for mmwave on iPhone 12 is limited to the United States, but there are rumors that iPhone 13 may support mmwave in more countries.
Apple is expected to start using its own 5g modem for the iPhone in 2023.