Apple seems to give up Intel and forced to come into a settlement with Qualcomm for the 5G modem due to Intel failed to meet the 2019 development deadline. According to the press release, Apple will sign a six-year licensing agreement for Qualcomm’s technology but don’t know whether Apple will still split orders between Intel and Qualcomm.
Meanwhile, the California technology company is also working on developing its own modern chips to avoid solely reply on Qualcomm or Intel.
Apple in 2018 turned to Intel chips due to its legal battle with Qualcomm but now may have no choice but to settle with Qualcomm in order to ensure its 5G iPhone can be launch in 2020. Their rival, Samsung and Huawei are debuting the first 5G smartphones this year which means Apple is falling behind on 5G technology already.