Apple had acquired Intel for this Price
With the acquisition of Intel, Apple can realize its dream to create iPhone with 5G capabilities in the future. As reported by Independent, Friday (07/26/2019), a USD1 billion agreement is a big step for Apple to make their own smartphone chips.
It also shows clues as to what the future of the iPhone is, the iPhone 5G which is supported by Apple’s own chips.
However, the iPhone 5G device will not circulate directly in the near future, but most probably in the coming year. Apple has long been rumored to release the 5G iPhone in 2020.
In this case, Apple seems a little late to Samsung. Even the release of the 5G iPhone in 2020 is still uncertain for now. This iOS-based cellphone company might still be relying on a modem chip made by Qualcomm.
Apple had acquired intel: the acquisition and the next goal
In the future, Apple is expected to use the manpower and patents it has acquired through the acquisition of Intel to create new types of modems for the iPhone.
With the acquisition of the Intel modem business, approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment, and rent. Combined with the existing portfolio, Apple will have 17,000 wireless technology patents, ranging from cellular communication standard to modem.