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Topic: 5G

Apple's brawny 5G iPhone family will require larger, pricey motherboards

11/03/2019, 12:11 pm

Apple's first 5G iPhones are expected to rip movies, emails and photos down from the cloud at record speeds but that won't come without a price -- at least for Apple, where some components required to support the new spec may run a premium of up to 35%.

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Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

10/30/2019, 07:10 am

Apple has reportedly set lofty sales goals for the 2020 iPhone launch, and the company's market power could spur more and faster 5G rollouts.

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2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style ProMotion 120Hz display

10/28/2019, 07:10 am

New supply chain rumors appear to corroborate previous reports that Apple will add high-refresh rate ProMotion displays to the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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Apple A13 supplier TSMC reports stronger than expected smartphone demand

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

The maker of Apple-designed A13 chip, TSMC, reports smartphone demand that is stronger than expected, and is investing up to $5 billion extra ahead of its new forecasts about 5G models.

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Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in iPhone by 2022

10/11/2019, 02:10 am

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

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5G iPhone impact underestimated by investors & analysts, says Jefferies analyst

09/24/2019, 11:09 am

Investors are being too conservative in their guesses of how much impact 5G will have on the iPhone's sales in the coming years, a Jefferies analyst suggests, with Wall Street apparently underestimating how many people will upgrade their devices to take advantage of the communications technology.

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Nomura predicts poor 2019 iPhone sales, warns over 2020 5G optimism

08/29/2019, 11:08 am

Apple's 2019 iPhone refresh will be disappointing, according to Nomura Instinet, with financial analysts cutting their estimates to below the Wall Street consensus with the added belief other takes on the 5G-equipped 2020 models are too optimistic.

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Editorial: Here's why the 'iPhone 11' will do fine, despite no 5G

08/21/2019, 10:08 am

While rumors and speculation suggest the 2019 iPhones may not necessarily be a worthwhile upgrade versus older models or worth buying prior to 5G, the vast majority of existing iPhone owners are still interested in upgrading to the 'iPhone 11.'

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Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details]

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Apple predicted to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020

08/02/2019, 07:08 am

Supply chain sources claim that Apple and other vendors are gearing up to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020, with other vendors looking at production of cellular models utilizing the new network before the end of 2019.

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Intel sold smartphone modem business to Apple because only serving Apple was unattractive

08/01/2019, 12:08 am

Intel CEO Bob Swan in a Wednesday interview explained the reasoning behind selling his company's smartphone modem assets to Apple, saying the exclusive nature of its relationship with the iPhone maker made staying in the business unattractive.

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Verizon adds four US cities to growing 5G network

07/31/2019, 06:07 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated 5G Ultra Wideband services in select areas of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., bringing the number of U.S. cities with access to the speedy mobile network up to nine.

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DOJ approves merger of T-Mobile & Sprint, but states' lawsuit awaits [u]

07/26/2019, 11:07 am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts]

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Apple's own 5G iPhone modem could arrive as soon as 2021

07/26/2019, 09:07 am

Apple is working to have an internally-designed 5G modem ready by 2021 -- a year ahead of prior rumors, according to one report.

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How Apple's $1 billion Intel modem purchase happened

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

The swift change in fortunes for Intel's modem business in the months following Qualcomm's settlement with Apple may have taken some by surprise, but the processor producer has gone through quite the journey in the process. AppleInsider details how Intel's modem arm prospered then became an acquisition target.

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Apple buys Intel modem business in $1B deal

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

Apple has signed a deal to acquire the majority of Intel's cellular modem patents, intellectual property and key personnel in a deal valued at $1 billion, furthering the tech giant's plans to take ownership of iPhone's communications stack.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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Apple in 'advanced talks' to buy Intel's mobile modem business

07/22/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple is allegedly in "advanced talks" to pick up Intel's smartphone modem business, ready to pay $1 billion or more for associated patents and workers.

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Apple iPhone chip maker TSMC predicting strong demand for rest of 2019

07/18/2019, 08:07 am

Apple A-series chip partner TSMC anticipates a strong second half of 2019 for its finances based on strong demand for its chips, even after the manufacturer beat both its own revenue forecasts and those of analysts for the most recent quarter.

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DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

07/16/2019, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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