Apple has decided to roll out the 5G iPhones by 2020 and has decided to patch up with Samsung along with Qualcomm.
Which means Qualcomm is not going to be the sole supplier. According to the former security analyst MING CHI-KUO, the company is diversifying for suppliers in order to cut off the expenses.
According to Kuo-
“Apple and Qualcomm’s end of patent dispute and entrance into a six-year licensing deal implies new 2H20 iPhone models will support 5G”
Qualcomm and Samsung are potential 5G baseband chip suppliers: The market was worried that Intel’s disappointing 5G baseband chip development might be the most severe uncertainty for the new 2H20 iPhone models’ adoption of 5G.
But we believe the uncertainty has been removed after Apple and Qualcomm’s end of patent dispute and entrance into a six-year licensing deal, and Intel’s announcement that it will exit the 5G baseband chip business. We expect Apple will likely adopt 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) and Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) for lowering supply risk, reducing costs and having better bargaining power.”
The company has ended up six-year license agreement with Qualcomm from April 1, 2019, with a two-year option to extend and multiyear chipset.