Apple Not To Introduce 5G Capable IPhone

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Apple Not To Introduce 5G Capable IPhone

A report has indicated that Apple will wait on Intel to resolve heating issues with its current 5G modems before it rolls out a marketable version of the technology.

Apple will not introduce a 5G ready iPhone before 2020, says a report from Fast Company. It claims that the Cupertino-based company would be relying on Intel to supply 5G modems, but those do not appear to meet the company’s requirements. Intel has been partnering Apple since 2015, and the latest iPhone lineup was the first where Intel modems were exclusively used for its phones.

According to the report, Apple plans to launch the first 5G iPhone in 2020, which would run on Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip. While the latter remains under development, Apple will be testing 5G compliance through another Intel modem, the 8060 chip. With the current bandwidth allocation of US’ 5G providers, AT&T and Verizon, lying in the millimeter-wave spectrum, Intel’s modems would need to provide high performance over long durations. The report claims that these modems are generating higher-than-normal levels of heat, which would compromise the iPhone’s battery performance.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from The Indian Express.)

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