Apple may launch an iPhone with 5G support this year. Apple has negotiated with Samsung and MediaTek for the possible supply of the latest modems with support for fifth-generation networks. Apparently, the American corporation intends to equip the following versions of the iPhone with full 5G support, even though the infrastructure deployment process has not yet been completed in most countries.

Apple negotiated with Samsung and MediaTek for possible the supply of the latest modems with support for networks of the fifth generation. Apparently, the American corporation intends to equip the following versions of the iPhone with full 5G support, even though the infrastructure deployment process has not yet been completed in most countries.

img Initially it was assumed that the first iPhone with support The standard of networks of the fifth generation will appear on the market only in 2020. However, Apple has revised its plans and intends to release a smartphone with a new option later this year.

Previously, it was thought that advanced 5G modems for new iPhones would be supplied by Qualcomm. This forecast did not come true – there were disagreements between the companies, and cooperation was completely discontinued. After that, Apple began working with Intel, and the experts were confident that this particular manufacturer would receive an exclusive contract for the supply of new-generation chips. But as it turned out, things are not so simple.

Just recently, Apple representatives met with MediaTek, and then with Samsung Electronics. The topic of discussion is the possible supply of 5G modems. According to Reuters, Apple is going to abandon the cellular modules of Intel with the support of fifth-generation networks. All because of – design flaws, in particular overheating, and, as a consequence, low autonomy. And since the release of the new iPhone with 5G support is already planned for this year, the American chipmaker will not be able to eliminate the shortcomings on time, and Apple is forced to look for similar solutions from competitors.

modem with support for new generation networks. In 2010, for the first time, the corporation designed its own A-series processor, and in 2017, it debuted Apple GPU branded graphics. Given the size and resources of the company, the development of the 5G cellular module will not be an obstacle for Apple.

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