Apple wants to ship devices with in-house 5G modems by 2021

Yesterday evening, Apple announced its plans to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in a deal valued at $1 billion. The transaction, which means the company will inherit thousands of patents and around 2,200 employees, will help Apple accelerate its in-house 5G modem development. The Cupertino giant hasn’t revealed when its first chips will be ready but a new report suggests it already has some aggressive internal targets.

Apple has set a 2021 deadline for its in-house 5G modem
Speaking to Reuters, one person familiar with the matter said Apple now wants to “have an …

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