Intel Responds to Reports Claiming It Could Hold Back a 5G iPhone
5G is the next big thing in mobile, but while the majority of manufacturers update their smartphones with ne modems to take advantage of the faster networks, Apple is left with no other choice than to hope its partners would be able to do the same thing by the end of 2020.
While a 5G iPhone is very unlikely to see daylight this year, a recent report indicated that such a model might not hit the shelves in 2020 either, especially because Apple can’t find a modem supplier for this device.
Apple’s options are said to be very limited at this point. Qualcomm, which is the go-to company for 5G modems, is currently at war with Apple over patent royalties, while MediaTek, a potential replacement, is unlikely to meet its requirements. Samsung is a no-go as well given that Apple wants to reduce reliance on its rival, while Intel in particular was s… (read more)