Despite a report yesterday claiming that Intel 5G modem development delays could prevent Apple from launching a 5G iPhone next year, Intel says that it’s still planning to supply its XMM 8160 5G modem for 2020 devices. On the surface, that sounds like good news for Apple, which is sitting out early 5G deployments as it waits on Intel, and fights court battles with leading 5G chipmaker Qualcomm.

While first-generation Qualcomm and Samsung modems are now powering the world’s first 5G smartphones, Intel decided last year to nix its first 5G modem, the , and push up the release of its second-generation version to better meet customers’ demands. The is expected to run cooler, consume less energy, and support multiple types of networks ranging from millimeter

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