Apple and Huawei all set to work together for 5G module
Date: 09 April 2019
Apple and Huawei all set to work together for 5G module: There is no doubt that Apple is falling into the 5G baseband not available condition. It is rumored that Intel 5G baseband is seriously lagging behind, and Apple can't even come up with iPhone products that support 5G by 2021.
On the other hand, in April, the first 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 was officially launched, and the Korean 5G network has been officially commercialized. In addition, Huawei, Xiaomi and other rivals have also released their own 5G mobile phones at the MWC conference at the beginning of the year.
But Apple, which doesn't know the baseband technology, can't do anything about it, and it's even worse. According to a report by Taiwan's "Electronic Times", Apple had intended to purchase 5G baseband chips from Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, but they refused.
The only good news now is that Intel officially stressed that it will provide customers with the 5G communication baseband XMM8160 as scheduled in 2020. However, some media reported that Apple has lost confidence in Intel for some cooperation reasons.
In view of this, in addition to the self-developed baseband, Apple's only choice is to purchase 5G chips from Huawei. For Huawei, this is also a rare promotional opportunity (which is beneficial to Huawei's 5G base station business, and can be further rendered. Apple's backward image) is a mutually beneficial business. Currently, Apple and Huawei have not responded to this report, and we will continue to pay attention.