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Intel loses iPhone 5G to Qualcomm, now selling modem biz

Intel loses 5G battle before it even begun, is now selling its modem business entirely

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 26, 2019 @ 22:59 CDT

It was barely a week ago that Qualcomm and Apple kissed and made up over 5G chips in future 5G-capable iPhones, with Qualcomm pushing Intel out of the deal and now the chip giant is selling its entire modem business.


Intel selling its entire modem business is big news, with sources of The Wall Street Journal stating Apple is a potential buyer, but there are others that have their hat in the ring for Intel's modem business. Apple buying Intel's modem business isn't something that is new, either, as the company stopped when Qualcomm and Apple worked everything out.

Intel will reportedly have 5G modems next year but it really doesn't matter as Qualcomm is already dominating the 5G market with 5G-capable Snapdragon chips in phones and other devices already.

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