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Apple and Intel are developing 5G modem for future iPhone

Intel could become the sole supplier of modems 5G for future smartphones Apple.

According to Fast Company, Apple, and Intel are developing a system on a chip (SoC) including a processor Apple A-series graphics processor, 5G modem Intel and other iPhone components. System on a chip consume less power, are cheaper and safer to operate than similar chipsets.

Despite the fact that Qualcomm is a leader in the development of 5G technologies, the us carriers will not support Qualcomm, a source told Fast Company. From January 2017, Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in a legal battle that will likely end soon. From 2011, Qualcomm was the only supplier of modems for the iPhone. Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple also uses Intel modems. If the information is Fast reliable Company, in the future Intel will be the sole supplier of modems for the iPhone.

It is expected that the speed of 5G will be 10-100 times faster than 4G. In Russia, the first 5G network should appear in 2019.

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