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Apple is close to buying Intel’s modem division for $1 billion, according to WSJ

There’s still time for 5G to be a part of our lives. Although in Spain it can already be used in some cities by Vodafone, the number of terminals compatible with these networks is very limited. In fact, it is believed that we will not see any iPhone with this technology until at least 2021 . But Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division could speed up the process.

AppleApple is in talks to acquire Intel’s modem division in Germany, according to The Information

Apple is close to buying Intel’s modem division for $1 billion, according to WSJ
Apple is close to buying Intel’s modem division for $1 billion, according to WSJ

It seems that the two American companies could reach a purchase agreement next week for $1 billion . The negotiations would have lasted about a year, with a break when Apple signed a 6-year agreement with Qualcomm to be its supplier, according to a report by Wall Street Journal .

Although Intel announced that it was abandoning its plans to develop 5G modems for smartphones, and that Apple would create its own with Qualcomm components under the direction of Johny Srouji, vice president of hardware, the purchase of patents and hiring of expert personnel could speed up the process , as stated by Apple Insider

Despite the fact that the dates are considering a possible debut for 2021 or even 2022, there are rumours that we could see the first iPhone with 5G in 2020 , as well as a folding iPad compatible with these networks.

How 5G will improve our lives

With the move from 3G to 4G, a great improvement in download and upload speeds was achieved, and with 5G they will improve even more by reaching theoretical speeds of 10 Gbps , which is 100 times more than with 4G. The networks will be decongested, so it will be possible to surf the Internet even if many people are connected to the same antenna.

In XatakaI have been two weeks using a 5G mobile phone like mine and this has been my experience

Coverage will increase considerably, especially inside buildings where connection losses are more likely to occur. In addition, latency will be minimal (1ms) , comparable to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, and energy consumption will be more efficient, reducing it by up to 90%.

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