CTech: ‘Apple Passes Over Intel in Search for Chips for Future iPhone’

Yoav Stoler, reporting for Israeli news site CTech:

Intel will not provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth components for Apple’s 2020 mobile devices, according to internal company communications reviewed by Calcalist, and people familiar with the matter. Apple has notified Intel it would not use a mobile communication component developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device, Intel executives said. Further development of the component internally called “Sunny Peak” has been halted and the Intel team that’s working on the product will be redirected to other efforts, the executives said.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Sunny Peak component also included 5G connectivity.

Watching Intel in the mobile space is like watching someone try to start a fire with a wet matchbook.

Friday, 6 July 2018