Apple phone with 5G chips from Chinese telecom giant Huawei? Huawei may be saying, ‘why not?,’ reports CNBC. A change in strategy suggests that the company may be receptive to offering its 5G cell phone chips to Apple. At this point, the chips are only available to Huawei cell phone users.
At present, Apple does not have 5G capabilities, but has used support technology from Intel and Qualcomm for its smartphones. Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in several legal battles involving patent disputes. Although Apple has its own processors and would not need Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor, it may be eyeing Hauweii’s 5G chip in lieu of what Qualcomm may have available.
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei declared himself an ardent admirer of Apple founder Steve Jobs. “Mr. Jobs was great not because he created Apple, but because he created an era, the mobile internet era,” Ren told CNBC through an interpreter. “Saying that he was great is an understatement. I think he was super-great.”
May 7, 2019