CalcalistSaid thatApple has been described as an important customer and driving force for 5G mobile modems, highlighting how much this business adjustment has had on the chip giant:
Intel executives mentioned in the newsletter that the company has been told by Apple that it will not use them on next-generation mobile devices.DevelopmentMobile modem chip.
Project development, known as ‘Sunny Peak’, has been shelved and related product teams will be redirected to other areas.
Apple has made great efforts in the implementation of its own 5G mobile strategy.Intel executives attribute the company's 'outage' to multiple factors, including the introduction of faster WiGig (802.11ad) wireless standards.Because it brings new and unanticipated challenges.
In response to Calcalist's request for comment, a spokesperson for Intel said that the company would not comment on customer-related issues.
Prior to this, an analyst predicted last week that in the future Apple may switch to a modem made by MediaTek.
Northland analyst Gus Richard did not give the expected conversion schedule.But with 2018iPhoneWith the basic set-up, it is expected that this will not have any impact before 2019.
It is worth mentioning that after talking with Qualcomm and going to court, Apple is also considered to be actively developing modem chips. However, iOS devices will continue to use third-party chips until the internal solution matures.
Recently, there are rumors that Intel supplies about 70% of LTE chips for the Apple 2018 product line, and the rest comes from Qualcomm.
But what worries Intel most is that Apple's Mac product line is also gradually getting out of the company's chips. There are rumors that Apple is developing self-developed custom chips that are expected to be used on the Mac.