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Why your wait for 5G iPhone may get longer, courtesy Samsung

Why your wait for 5G iPhone may get longer, courtesy Samsung

Apple won't ever use Qualcomm's chips, thanks to the patent battle and MediaTek's chipset is also not up to the mark.

If Apple is creating its own modems, it is likely we wouldn't see a 5G iPhone until 2021. The South Korean tech giant has declined Apple's proposal to use the former's 5G Exynos 5100 modem chip for its future iPhones, according to Korean media reports (via Phonearena).

Apple has reportedly tried to secure 5G modems from Samsung and MediaTek, but neither firm is likely to have chips ready in time for next year's iPhone launch date.

Apple already makes its own mobile processors for the iPhone, but up until the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, it relied mostly on Qualcomm for cellular modems. It's possible that Samsung simply doesn't want to supply the part, as Apple missing the boat on 5G may be worth more to Samsung than the windfall of revenue that its modem would provide. As of now, Qualcomm is pretty much the only company that has what Apple needs.

What we won't get, however, is a 5G iPhone, as it was originally speculated that Apple would only launch such a model in 2020.

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Most of us already know that Samsung and Apple are considered as arch-rivals in the world of smartphones.

A report from Fast Company claims that Intel, the sole provider of modem chips for last year's three iPhones, was set to provide the 5G modems for Apple's 2020 phones. It has reportedly hired up to 2000 engineers, including engineers from both Intel and Qualcomm, to work on its own modems. And whether Intel will have its 5G modem ready in time for the 2020 iPhone remains a big mystery.

However, Apple clearly does not share Intel's optimism. Bell and Telus are now running various 5G trials with Huawei.

The analyst says that given all of these, a 5G iPhone could only arrive in late 2021, though he believes that it could even take longer than that for Apple to deal with all aforementioned struggles.

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