Apple will give up using Intel 5G baseband to adopt MediaTek solution
The dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is not over yet, so the company is not prepared to continue to use the 5G baseband provided by Qualcomm but to expand the use of more supplier products.
Almost certain news has confirmed that Apple will use Intel’s chip baseband, and Intel is setting up a dedicated team to develop these 5G basebands.
According to previous news, Apple will adopt the Intel baseband on devices launched in 2020 and beyond, but it seems that the incident has changed again.
Give up Intel to use MediaTek:
A few days ago, Israeli media said that Apple would give up using Intel’s 5G baseband, but the news did not mention Apple’s plan to adopt a solution.
The media said the news came from Intel’s internal communications record, which showed that the company’s team responsible for Apple’s 5G baseband would move to other projects.
Bloomberg pointed out that Apple will adopt MediaTek’s 5G solution, and Apple has already proposed plans to abandon Intel’s baseband products.
Intel responded that the customer has not changed:
For Intel, this rumour is harmful. After all, there are big customers like Apple that are of great significance to their stock prices and 5G products.
So Intel immediately responded by e-mail that the company’s current customer number by 2020 has not changed, the implication is that it has not lost Apple.
At the same time, Intel Corporation stressed that there had not been any change in the product wiring diagram. The company will still be committed to the development and development of 5G products.