There is a big gap between Apple and Snapdragon. Because of that war, Apple was unable to make the first 5G phone. Snapdragon 855 is the first chip that is capable of 5G connectivity.
Some are saying that Apple will be using their own manufactured processor which will be capable of making Apple 5G iPhone. Well, we are guessing it’s not tough for a giant company like Apple. But, instead of getting processor made by own, Apple could search for other companies that could make processors for them.
Apple Qualcomm War
Quoted from Macworld
For a number of years Apple had been in partnership with Qualcomm, which was sole provider of wireless chips for the iPhone prior to 2016, and from 2016-2017 provided chips for Apple alongside Intel.
We won’t go into too much detail about the spat between Apple and Qualcomm other than to say that when Apple stopped using Qualcomm chips in the iPhone in 2018, the relationship between the two companies broke down.
In a nutshell, both companies accused the other of infringing on their patents, Qualcomm claimed Apple owed it royalties for using its tech, and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was also suing Qualcomm for anticompetitive practices. And there was a whole lot more to the battle than that.
We believe that if Apple makes a settlement with Qualcomm, it will be great for the tech community because Qualcomm is one of the best processor manufactures in the world.
Intel has already announced it’s 5G technology. From Intel’s page
We’re Bringing 5G Out of the Lab & Into the Field
Intel is collaborating with ecosystem and vertical industry partners to define, prototype, test, and deliver 5G standards and solutions, now. Not in the lab but in the field, in real-world trials across the globe. From connected cars to AR/VR, smart homes, industrial applications, and cities—Intel delivers unmatched scale, innovation, and expertise to enable the next generation of wireless products and services.
So, we are hoping soon many tech cellular company will use this Intel’s 5G technology into their mobile structure.