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Split from Qualcomm could leave Apple in 5G dust

The potential ramifications for Apple if it follows through on rumors to scrap Qualcomm components from iPhones and iPads, are that Cook and Co could be left well behind in the race to 5G – leaving the market wide open for Samsung to swoop in. Qualcomm fell out of favor with Apple some time ago, seeing Intel squeeze in alongside the long-term chipset supplier in iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus handsets, but reports emerged this week that Apple has already manufactured prototype devices which are 100% absent of Qualcomm modems, instead opting for modem chips from Intel and Mediatek, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. It is, of course, a possibility that Apple did…

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