Apple 5G engineer Ruben Caballero leaves the company

Apple 5G engineer Ruben Caballero leaves the company

One modem expert arrives at Apple, another departs. This weekend it was reported that Apple poached Umashankar Thyagarajan, Intel’s lead 5G modem developer, earlier this year just weeks before ditching the chipmaker for Qualcomm, after Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-running legal battle

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Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Apple has moved its modem chip engineering effort into its in-house hardware technology group from its supply chain unit, two unnamed “people familiar with the move” told Reuters, which says this may be a sign that the tech giant wants to develop a key component of its iPhones after years of buying it from outside suppliers

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AWT News Update: October 31, 2017

AWT News Update: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! Everyone must be getting ready to Trick or Treat tonight, since there were very few big news items for today's Apple World Today News Update podcast. Here's what we have:

  • Apple denies that it was ever working on anything but Face ID for the iPhone X
  • A biometric technology expert is skeptical of some reviewer reports saying that the iPhone X's Face ID is inaccurate in bright sunlight
  • A developer with a great idea for using an underused iPad component has the idea rejected by Apple
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