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Intel is Selling. Is Apple Buying?

As soon as Apple patched things up with Qualcomm, Intel let the world know that they were getting out of the modem business. That is probably for the best since it looks like they were years away from catching up to the top players in the industry. Apple was the only thing keeping them in the game and they have now wisely moved on.

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Business Beats Personal: Apple and Qualcomm Settle Up

Two days ago, I wrote an article based on a piece in the Wall Street Journal about how personal the legal battles between Apple and Qualcomm had gotten. The primary point was how little connection and commonality there was between CEOs Tim Cook and Steve Mollenkopf and that because of that, how remote the possibility of a quick settlement seemed.

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When it Comes to Apple and 5G, Healthy Skepticism is Still Warranted

We see another classic repetitive cycle playing out in Apple supply chain and analyst-driven news right now. Last year, Bloomberg relayed a note from Northland analyst Gus Richard saying that Apple may pass on using Intel 5G modems in 2020 because they won’t be ready in time. Now Fast Company claims to have inside sources reporting that Apple IS passing on Intel and that they have doubled down on producing their own 5G modem.

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Apple is Extending its Chip Prowess to 5G Modems

In one of the least surprising stories of the year, Reuters has reported that Apple is now working on developing its own 5G modems. Considering Apple’s ongoing and increasingly ugly legal showdowns with Qualcomm and their dramatic rise as a force in the world of chip design and optimization, this is an obvious and expected move.

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Is Apple Going 5G in 2019? Remember the Difference Between Considering and Doing

According to a report from Reuters, Apple is considering using either Samsung or MediaTek to supply 5G modems for their 2019 iPhones. You read that right. Apple is considering moving to the latest network technology as soon as it rolls out. This is something that Apple has never done, even sticking with the anemic 2G EDGE instead of going with 3G right off the bat. They later waited an extra year before going to LTE. Is Apple about to change course?

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