Recently, according to Fast Company, the relationship between Apple and Intel has been further strained by the failure to submit XMM 81605G baseband chips within the deadline required by Apple.
It is rumored that Apple plans to introduce 5G on the iPhone by 2020 and rely on Intel chips to achieve this goal. To catch up with the September 2020 release, we need to provide Apple with sample chips this summer and complete baseband designs by early 2020.
Intel had previously said that its chips would be used for mobile devices by 2020 and planned to ship 81605G chips in the second half of 2019. However, Intel missed the deadline for developing XMM 81605G modems. Apple expressed "distrust" about whether it could get samples this summer.
So far, in the search for 5G baseband chip suppliers, Apple has clearly been in trouble. The company has negotiated with Samsung, Qualcomm and Unicom on the supply of 5G chips, but no gains have been made.