Intel says it’s canceling a line of smartphone 5G chips that had been slated for 2020 launches. The announcement comes on the identical day Apple introduced a wide-ranging settlement with Qualcomm over patent points.
Qualcomm has lengthy been a dominant participant within the wi-fi chip enterprise for smartphones. Apple worries about turning into too depending on a single provider. So lately, Apple has inspired Intel to broaden its wi-fi chip choices and provided Intel a major share of its enterprise for 4G chips within the iPhone.
Then final yr, as Apple’s authorized battle with Qualcomm heated up, Intel turned Apple’s sole provider for 4G wi-fi chips within the iPhone. Intel moreover was working to develop 5G chips for Apple to make use of in future variations of the iPhone. However current experiences have indicated that Intel was “lacking deadlines” for the wi-fi chip that was slated to enter the 2020 mannequin of the iPhone.
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