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Qualcomm To Apple: They Know Our Phone Number

Samsung recently launched its first 5G smartphone in South Korea and other smartphone makers have also revealed their plans of launching 5G smartphones. But users are waiting that when will Apple announce the iPhone with 5G functionality.

Recently, some online reports suggested that Apple is facing a lot of struggle in order to add 5G functionality to its upcoming iPhones. One of the reason for the delay is Intel. The company is talks with Intel for its 5G modem which Apple is planning to use in upcoming iPhones.
However, Intel is missing on its deadline and has not yet launched its 5G modem.

Qualcomm, on the other hand, has already introduced its 5G modem but Apple cannot take that due to the ongoing legal battle between the two countries. Now Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon has given a statement on the latest Apple struggle and the legal battle between the companies.

As reported by Axios, Amon said that it is quite risky for a company to wait to introduce 5G device. He also added the longer the company will wait the higher will be the bar to meet the user expectation.

On being asked that whether Qualcomm will work with Apple despite of the ongoing legal battle, Amon replied, “We’re still in San Diego, they have our phone number. If they call, we’ll support them.”

Another online report also suggest that it is possible that Apple might be working on its own 5G modem chips. The company is expected to have around 1,000 to 2,000 engineers working on modems for iPhones. Either Apple could make its own chip from head to toe or could just design it and give it to TSMC or Samsung to fabricate it.A separate report mentioned that Samsung has not shown any interest in providing Apple with 5G modem chips for iPhones when approached. The rival company is likely saving it for the Galaxy S10 5G variant, which has just launched in Korea, and for the upcoming Galaxy Note phablet.―Times of India

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