According to a new report, Apple has decided not to use 5G chips provided by Intel for the iPhones that will appear in 2020. The information was posted by CTech. According to the source, the modem was codenamed “Sunny Peak” and the development for it was already halted by the company. The team was also disbanded.
We haven’t received an official confirmation from Apple, but Intel did respond in an email where it declared that “Intel’s 5G customer engagements and roadmap have not changed for 2018 through 2020. We remain committed to our 5G plans and projects.”
It appears that the company took into account multiple factors when it made this decision. It was also important that WiGig was introduced. For those who do not know, this is a multi-gigabit Wi-Fi standard. We do not know yet what will be the replacement for Intel’s chips, but it was suggested that MediaTek chips could be the ideal choice.
According to another report, Apple wants to create its own chips for Mac computers. Intel is not happy with the news, and according to some reports, the company is trying to improve its 5G modem so that it will be used for the 2022 Apple iPhones.
Qualcomm has already announced some improvements for 5G, transforming into a rival for Intel. It appears that Apple was ready to remove Qualcomm modems from their mobile devices, but Qualcomm chips became essential after Intel was not able to meet Apple’s requirements.
5G is supposed to be the next big step for the world of technology. This is the future of wireless generation and it should become widely available in 2020. The speeds will be higher than the previous ones and there will be ultra-low latencies as well.