Tech 17 Apr
Cupertino tech giant Apple is aiming for a 5G iPhone though as per the speculations, the company possibly won’t be coming up with a 5G enabled iPhone in 2019 and we would most likely see it happening in 2020. Apple recently reached an agreement with chipmaker Qualcomm ditching Intel was previously the most likely choice of the Silicon Valley giant to get the 5G technology.
Though now in the recent development, it seems Apple would not rely totally upon Qualcomm as well and would, in fact, split the manufacturing between Qualcomm and Samsung so that they both compete up against each other offering better prices and also to avoid total reliance over one producer.
Secondly, Apple needs to make sure that they would have enough production before 2020 so that they could be ready for the 5G iPhone launch expected in 2020. Earlier Samsung was thought to be the best solution for Apple to manufacturer 5G components from, though its too early to speculate whether Apple would split up the production order evenly between Samsung and Qualcomm considering that Samsung would be investing a lot of effort in their very own 5G devices as well so production might get affected for Apple’s units.
Unfortunate for Apple, the Cupertino tech giant has a lot of reliance on Samsung already considering that it supplied Apple with display for iPhone X and helped them developed the notch in the first place and now if the 5G deal becomes a reality, Apple would move one step closer to increase its reliance on the competitor which in long term could be a negative flag.
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