Apple Doesn’t Want Intel Inside 5G iPhones

Apple Doesn’t Want Intel Inside 5G iPhones

Intel hasn't given up hope, and it wants to improve Sunny Peak modems for the 2022 iPhones, the report said.

Now that Apple has dropped out, it seems Intel sees no future for its Sunny Peak chip.

Sunny Peak was reportedly a chip that would have combined 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth radios together.

However, a new report suggests that Intel won't be getting Apple's business with regards to the next-generation 5G modem chips. At least not for iPhones with 5G. Because it supports the notion that politics may have put Apple in a position to temporarily back-off supporting an Intel modem due to their war with Qualcomm.

Citing Intel internal communications, Stoler relates that Intel managers discussing Apple having told them it won't use a specific Intel part code-named "Sunny Peak". At the same time, though, heavyweight Qualcomm has been crowing of its growing 5G traction-Qualcomm in February said more than a dozen handset makers around the world have selected its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem to power their forthcoming 5G phones, an announcement the company argued gives it a 12- to 18-month lead on its competitors in the 5G arena.

ABC to fight Nauru Pacific forum ban
Nauru described Morris's statement as arrogant and disrespectful and said press freedom had not been restricted. The forum will be held on the tiny Micronesian island state in the central Pacific from September 1 to 9.

However, following the publication of the report, Intel denied it has changed its 5G plans. The Cupertino company was supposed to be the primary customer for the unified chip that is internally known as "Sunny Peak".

Although 5G chips in smartphones will be available in 2019, network adaptation is a bit slower, so large-scale rollout of gigabit speeds is expected in 2020.

If Apple makes good on both plans, Intel could be in for a real bruisin'.

Intel hasn't confirmed whether or not it'll be supplying Apple with 5G hardware, but it wouldn't come as a surprise if it had been ditched, given that Apple is also said to be moving away from Intel chips in its Mac lineup in favour of its own custom ARM-based chips.

Apple was, and continues to be, the most critical smartphone maker to any component manufacturer, Intel included.

Related Articles

  • Scott Pruitt resigns at EPA; Andrew Wheeler to take over

    Scott Pruitt resigns at EPA; Andrew Wheeler to take over

    "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency ", Trump tweeted . The list of accusations leveled against the 50-year-old EPA chief had grown nearly too long to itemize.
    ‘Trump Baby’ balloon gets green light from London mayor

    ‘Trump Baby’ balloon gets green light from London mayor

    It will also be subject to authorization from the Metropolitan Police and United Kingdom air-traffic authorities. The mayor of London has given the go ahead for the blimp to be flown during Trump's visit.
    Defending champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

    Defending champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

    In the women's category, defending champ Miki Sudo won for the fifth year in a row by eating 37 hot dogs and buns. A total of US$40,000 in prize money was up for grabs, with the first-place winners taking home US$10,000 each.
  • People Are Still Missing After a Tourist Boat Capsized Off Thailand's Phuket

    People Are Still Missing After a Tourist Boat Capsized Off Thailand's Phuket

    At least seven people are missing after two tourist boats capsized in the popular resort of Phuket in Thailand, police have said. Officials said the 39 Chinese and European tourists who were forced to abandon that boat were rescued and have returned to land.
    James Woods’ talent agent drops him on 4th of July

    James Woods’ talent agent drops him on 4th of July

    In the excerpted email from Wednesday, Kaplan said he was "feeling patriotic" and no longer wanted to represented Woods . I was thinking if you're patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one's right to think as an individual.
    Rabio, Japan's octopus oracle, becomes sashimi, Latest Football News

    Rabio, Japan's octopus oracle, becomes sashimi, Latest Football News

    The sea creature, caught in Obira, Hokkaido , correctly tipped the result of Japan's games against Colombia, Poland and Senegal. Japan cruelly lost their Round of 16 match 3-2 on Monday to Belgium, despite leading 2-0 well into the second half.
  • The Next iPhones Will Come in Too Many Colors

    The Next iPhones Will Come in Too Many Colors

    There is also a rumoured 6.1-inch LED iPhone, which will reportedly come in gray, white, blue, red, and orange colour schemes. Alongside the details of their colors, he also provided an estimate of their pricing along with an estimated sales figure.
    Amesbury Couple In Critical Condition Exposed To Novichok Nerve Agent, Police Confirm

    Amesbury Couple In Critical Condition Exposed To Novichok Nerve Agent, Police Confirm

    The UK's top counter-terrorism officer confirmed the couple's condition today, four days after they were rushed to hospital. Asked if the pair may have been deliberately targeted, Basu said: "That is a theory but it's speculation at the moment".
    Trump Backs Rep. Jordan's Denial of Abuse Knowledge

    Trump Backs Rep. Jordan's Denial of Abuse Knowledge

    Former Ohio State wrestlers have said the team doctor showered with students and inappropriately touched them during appointments. They need to immediately contact a lawyer, file a civil suit against Jim Jordan for this cover up, then let's go into discovery.
  • Trump holds campaign rally in Montana

    Trump holds campaign rally in Montana

    When the president hits the stage Thursday in Great Falls, Montana, it likely won't be your average Donald Trump political rally. Trump vowed that he'll be prepared for the July 16 summit in Finland, saying "I've been preparing for this stuff my whole life".
    Protests as Poland purges apex court

    Protests as Poland purges apex court

    The party argues this is needed to address ineffectiveness in a system steeped in communist-era mentality and power structures. This could lead to Warsaw's European Union voting rights being suspended.
    Political pundit and broadcaster Ed Schultz dead at 64

    Political pundit and broadcaster Ed Schultz dead at 64

    On July 5, 2018, broadcaster and radio host Ed Schultz passed away at the age of 64-years-old due to natural causes. Schultz was also a television sportscaster and the host of a television news commentary show on MSNBC.