Apple Never Considered Huawei an Option for 5G iPhone Chips
After reaching a settlement with Qualcomm and dropping all litigation, Apple has pretty much resolved the biggest iPhone problem in the long term: the lack of a 5G modem supplier.
The company has already confirmed that it signed a supply agreement with Qualcomm, suggesting that a 5G iPhone is indeed on its way. And while no specifics were shared, everyone now expects this 5G iPhone to launch in 2020.
Meanwhile, a quick look at how Apple handled the whole dispute shows just how certain the company was a 5G iPhone would come to be without the need for a potential agreement with a rival.
Leaving Qualcomm aside, Apple’s only choices when it came to a 5G modem were Intel, Samsung, and Huawei. Intel originally said a 5G chip … (read more)