Mass-production of a key component for 5G Apple iPhone will start next year


Since Apple is expected to use Intel’s modem chips for its first batch of 5G compatible phones, we know not to expect 5G iPhones to be unveiled until 2020. That’s because Intel won’t have its modem chip for the next generation of wireless connectivity ready until next year. According to Digitimes, the chip maker will start work next quarter on the engineering projects it needs to finish in order to begin volume production of its 5G modem.
Once Intel starts producing its 5G modem chip in 2020, it will compete with Qualcomm’s recently introduced Snapdragon X55 5G …

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