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Apple looks to acquire Intel's German phone modem business, report says

Apple looks to acquire Intel's German phone modem business, report says

Now a new report has stated that Apple might be looking to buy Intel's German modem unit. If Apple does acquire Intel's business then the company will be getting a lot of top engineers who could develop 5G modems for the company. As for 5G iPhone is concerned, since Apple has made up with Qualcomm, it is expected that the next few iPhones will be powered by tech from Qualcomm. "Such an arrangement would resemble the deal Apple reached with Dialog Semiconductor, a United Kingdom -based company that designs chips that handle power management chores in devices".

A year ago it bought UK-based power management chip firm Dialog Semiconductor in a deal that involved patents, staff and products and it is speculated that any deal with Intel would be similar.

Reportedly, Apple has begun hiring in San Diego where Qualcomm is headquartered. Digit.in partnered with OnLeaks to out the first renders of the iPhone XI back in January.

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However, Intel later left the 5G smartphone modem business, and CEO Bob Swan told The Wall Street Journal that the company did so because Apple and Qualcomm ended a longstanding legal feud and entered into a partnership related to 5G modems for phones. As per the news, the brand had plans to introduce Intel 5G modems but Intel failed to meet design deadlines. As such, Apple already has a level of familiarity with Intel's modem operations. So, Apple presented a considerable amount of money (around $4.5 billion) in the form of apology to Qualcomm and in turn, got a six-year global contract of 5G modems. Apple didn't want to delay the launch of 5G iPhones any further. It is reported that Apple could make its 5G modems without any outside help, but it would take a lot of R&D. The acquisition of Intel's smartphone modem business could help boost Apple's modem development efforts. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering that Apple has already been dropping enough hint of getting into manufacturing of its own chips for its future iPhone and iPad devices.

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