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Apple should really wait until 2020 to deploy 5G network on iPhones

Last month we commented that the first iPhones with 5G Network Support should start to emerge only in 2020. Now the Bloomberg brought more information that meets this possibility, discussing positive and negative points if Apple decides to wait a while to adopt the technology.

According to people familiar with Ma's plans, the company should wait until one year after the initial deployment of the new mobile network before gadget The flagship will be able to use it just as it did with the adoption of 3G and 4G / LTE on 3G and 5 iPhones, respectively.

In Apple's calculations, the first versions of smartphones to embrace the new technology will come with problems that may inhibit consumers from switching to the new network immediately, such as uneven coverage. Therefore, Apple may choose to wait a little longer to migrate technology, given the difference in speed between the 4G / LTE and 5G networks.

However, Ma's decision may be related to the legal dispute between the company and the Qualcomm, which currently leads the production of chips with support for 5G networks. If the mismatch between the two is not resolved in time, Ma may have to rely largely on Intel to manufacture these modems.

Judgment has date set

Speaking of Qualcomm, we recently commented that its CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, said during an interview that the court battle with Ma was "close to being resolved." Well, it really is, and now with a set date: April 15, 2019.

According to Apple attorney William Isaacson, reports that Apple and Qualcomm were agreeing do not agree with the truth; In fact, companies haven't talked for months. Nothing prevents a settlement from being signed before the trial, but the fact that there is no likelihood of this happening today.

It seems that Qualcomm was awaiting an even earlier trial in February of next year; however, San Diego Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel made the decision to hold it in April to "accommodate the court's agenda."

What are your stakes for the next installment of the soap opera between Apple and Qualcomm?

via 9to5Mac: 1, 2

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