Apple recently allegedly searching for a partner with Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek for a portion of the baseband modems it will use in 2018.
The recent improvement appears days after the iPhone manufacturer was said to explore an identical partnership deal with Intel. At present, Qualcomm is the major entity for Apple to alleged advanced modems on its iPhone models. It appears that the long-standing disputes between the two companies can give chances to MediaTek and Intel to serve their native solutions to iPhone users in future.
Apple is shifting 50% of its iPhone modem chipsets orders from Qualcomm to Intel. MediaTek appears to also be a candidate to become an additional modem chip supplier for iPhone models in 2018. The report informs that MediaTek meets three principles that Apple follows in determining chip providers for its offerings. These principles are mentioned, “leading technological competitiveness, comprehensive product blueprints, and reliable logistic[s] support”.
According to the report, Apple is producing three new iPhone models for 2018, of which two are said to have 5.85.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays. While one would debut a 6.1-inch LCD panel. All these new models are said to have larger battery packs and feature facial recognition based on Apple’s Face ID.
The world of the modems, Intel and MediaTek have apperared as the two other names after Qualcomm. MediaTek already constructed some compelling chips against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon lineup, whereas Intel recently started venturing into the mobile device market with its new Gigabit LTE developments.
In November, Qualcomm even sued Apple for claiming sharing secret information with Intel to bolster creation of its native chips.
Previously this month, Qualcomm filed three new clear breach complaints against Apple. One of the three cases was a companion civil lawsuit that was aimed to resist Apple to sell iPhone models with Intel chips.