Apple and Qualcomm are fighting each other in several courts around the globe. But do you know that maxim “bad with her, worse without her”? Well, it seems that the saying goes for both.
On the Apple side, there are several reports that the partnership with Intel is not going well because of the difficulties of the chip maker to be able to create a 5G modem of respect; on the side of Qualcomm… well, no one wants to lose a customer the size of Apple – even more so a contract with such expressiveness.
Knowing about this billiard pool where the Apple is, Cristiano Amon (president of Qualcomm) said yesterday (4/4, Thursday) that his company would be happy to consider the possibility of working with Apple in its plans involving the technology 5G if the reported difficulties to bring a product to the market continue, as informed by the Axios.
Here is the speech of the executive: “We are still in San Diego, they have our phone number. If they call, we will support them. ” Amon also said that although he cannot comment on what Apple is doing, “the longer a company waits to launch a 5G product, the greater the challenge for them to face”.
As much as Apple is working to develop its own modem internally, it will probably only be ready – if all goes well – in 2021. Until then, Qualcomm knows that it can profit a lot if companies get a rapprochement just because it already have modems that support 5G technology ready for use by manufacturers.
It remains to be seen whether Apple is willing to negotiate with a company that is its enemy in the courts. It is worth noting that, if this happens, it will not be the first time: Apple and Samsung had one of the biggest legal disputes ever seen in the technology market and, still, the South Korean one (another division of the company, it is true, but still thus a company of the Samsung group) continued to supply – and continues today – components for iPhones.