Apple plans to buy Intel 5G modems subsidiary

Tech giant Apple has had discussions with Intel to take over the branch of the chip maker that makes 5G modems. That writes the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal based on insiders. Intel recently announced that it wants to divest the branch that makes mobile device modems.

Apple and Intel were in talks since last summer. The talks broke recently, just before Apple announced a settlement with Qualcomm. Apple and that chip maker were in conflict for a long time about the terms that Qualcomm set.

Intel is said to have received interest from various parties for its fashion branch. It is not clear whether Apple is among them. There have been rumors for some time that the iPhone maker himself is working on modem chips. However, it will probably take years before Apple has made such a chip itself. According to the settlement with Qualcomm, Apple will purchase six years of modem chips from that company.

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