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Apple unlikely to have its own 5G modem in iPhones until 2022 or 2023

When Apple acquired the rump of Intel’s 5G modem team earlier this year, there was wild speculation that the company would design its own chip ready to be incorporated into an iPhone as early as the holiday season of 2020. A new report provides a more realistic timeframe – 2022 or even 2023. Of course, Apple will not be starting from scratch, having acquired a product and team from Intel whose modems had been used in several high profile 5G trials and had been under development for the expected first 5G iPhone, expected in 2020. But Apple was dissatisfied with the result, to the extent that it was forced to settle its ferocious legal battle with Qualcomm and return to…

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