Apple reportedly plans to halt the use of Intel chips for WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity in its iPhones slated for release in 2020.
The initial report from CTech also indicated that Intel stopped development of the Apple-specific WiFi and Bluetooth modem. The company hopes to revamp it in order to make it into the 2022 Apple lineup, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Intel said in a statement that the decision does not impact its components for 5G networks and devices.
“Intel’s 5G customer engagements and roadmap have not changed for 2018 through 2020,” the company said. “We remain committed to our 5G plans and projects.”
A research note issued last month suggested that Apple could instead turn to Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek for those components. The iPhone maker is also bringing more of its chip design in-house amid a legal spat with longtime collaborator Qualcomm.