iPhone 17 Pro. Wi-Fi Chips in Future iPhone Models

In the iPhone 17 Pro models, Apple may introduce a Wi-Fi chip of its own design.

This chip is expected to be available in all models of the iPhone 18 lineup.

While Apple has yet to succeed in developing its own cellular modem for the iPhone, the company might release its first smartphone with an in-house designed Wi-Fi adapter in about a year and a half.

Analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities believes that Apple will have such a chip by 2025, which will be featured in the iPhone 17 series.

iPhone 17 Pro

Initially, it’s anticipated that Apple will use its proprietary adapter only in the Pro models, but by the iPhone 18 series, all models are expected to have this chip.

If Apple indeed develops its own Wi-Fi chip, it will significantly impact Broadcom, which currently supplies the iPhone 17 Pro with a combined Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip. Considering that Apple has been methodically replacing third-party components with its in-house designed chips for a long time, it was only a matter of time before this approach extended to the wireless communication module as well.”