Apple is starting tests for the implementation of 5G by 2020 on iPhones, the chip should be made by Intel but there are some problems
According to some sources inside Cupertin,o Apple will launch in 2020 its first iPhone X with 5G technology. This news is highly anticipated by users fond of Apple's devices who hope to travel the Internet at a speed never seen before in a short time even on their iPhones.
To be able to bring 5G in its next iPhone Apple is considering the idea of mounting the Intel 8161 5G chip in its apple phones, but that should be launched in September 2020. This is a chip that Intel wants to implement with its 10-nanometer technology to make more efficient, stable but above all much faster connections to the Internet from mobile. At the moment Intel has already made a test prototype with the 8060 chip that even Apple is testing in some iPhone Xs of last generation. Should the testing phase be successful, it is possible that Apple will try to anticipate the timing of the launch of 5G technology on the iPhone in 2020.
Intel and Qualcomm: a fight over 5G chips
Some delays, however, could be caused by the actual use of Intel chips. In the first tests, Apple was not satisfied with the heat given off by this chip when users were browsing online. A heat so strong that not only would bother using the smartphone but could also create problems for the iPhone battery itself. For this reason, some sources close to Cupertino do not rule out an attempt by Apple even with Qualcomm regarding the adoption of 5G chips. It must be said, however, that even the company Qualcomm in its tests for 5G technology has found excessive heat dissipation during online browsing. These are improvements, therefore, that all manufacturers will have to make before being ready for a market launch. Apple would have also contacted MediaTek, to have a plan B in case of problems with both Intel and Qualcomm but at the moment it seems Intel is the company that will produce for Cupertino the chips for 5G.
Apple will still have to hurry because the first phones Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi with 5G chipsets will see the light at the next Mobile World Congress, in February 2019 in Barcelona. Cupertino will not be able to afford too many delays then so as not to leave a big advantage to Android devices.