Apple is considering the possibility of cooperation with MediaTek. A Chinese manufacturer of processors can become a supplier of modems for the iPhone, but I’ll start with chips Wi-Fi for HomePod, writes 9to5Mac.
The model number iPhone 2018, 70% of the modems will deliver to Intel and the rest of Qualcomm. But because of litigation with Qualcomm, Apple is looking for a second supplier, which can meet the demand. It could be the Chinese company MediaTek.
It is assumed that the majority of modems will produce Intel, and MediaTek will benefit from Qualcomm. According to rumors, Apple has ordered MediaTek Wi-Fi antenna for smart speakers HomePod. It is standard practice for Apple when it is first testing a new vendor for less popular devices and then sends them orders for components for the iPhone.
MediaTek modems can appear in the iPhone 2019. It is expected that this will happen simultaneously with the appearance of the first iPhone c support 5G. But some analysts suggest that c iPhone 5G will be released in 2020.
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