Thunderbolt in the tech world. While Qualcomm and Apple have been mired in multiple lawsuits for many months, notably concerning the rape of three patents of the modem supplier by the apple brand, the two actors could however find common ground. Apple, which will find it difficult to meet deadlines to provide 5G modems for its iPhone of 2020, could even find help in the person of Qualcomm.
The president of the modem provider, Cristano Amon, said he wanted to work with Apple only if the Cupertino company felt it was still appropriate to continue their partnership. ” They have our phone number “Said Mr. Amon. The latter seems visibly open to negotiation, even if that could prove to be a trap. After all, nothing is impossible …
Apple would however consider opening its own division to build its 5G modem. Thus, he would no longer rely on Qualcomm, nor on Intel or Mediatek, but only on itself. The problem with this solution is that Johny Srouji, the manager of this possible branch, would only recruit between 1,200 and 2,000 engineers directly from Intel or Qualcomm to build the 5G modem. Insufficient numbers to meet deadlines.