Apple’s 5G iPhone Is Back on for 2020, thanks to Qualcomm Deal

Apple and Qualcomm have settled their dispute finally, the companies announced today and announced a “multiyear chipset supply agreement,” which sets the date for a 5G-powered iPhone in September 2020 at the latest. They have been in court for about two years over the royalties Qualcomm wanted Apple to pay for using its chips and patents. Apple had been using Qualcomm modems for several years, this year it cut the company off and switched entirely to Intel. Before today, the future of the 5g iPhone was very uncertain. Intel had told Apple it would happen in 2020, but various analysts doubted Intel’s ability to fulfill its commitments.

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