Apple announces that it has canceled all orders of 5G chips that Intel developed with the Sunny Peak code. The cancellation of the chips, which are being developed for Apple’s first 5G iPhones, also raised questions about the phone’s move.
For the 5G iPhone, Apple has announced that wireless data rates at faster speeds will not have a role to play in the next few years. In 2020, the company canceled all orders for 5G modems developed by Intel for 5G compatible iPhones planned to be introduced into the market. It is also said that the development of the 5G chip called “Sunny Peak” has stopped and all product developers have shifted to other projects within the company.
Sunny Peak is a chip that combines 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios. It is said that Apple’s decision to stop the Sunny Peak chip originated from “many factors.” An unnamed Intel official said, “WiGig (802.11ad) is being introduced for another mobile product and it has introduced new and unexpected challenges.” Intel is expected to make clearer clarification that it is heading for another project.
There are rumors that Apple has developed its own modems and that it is likely to use wireless chips made by MediaTek. Another rumor is that Apple will see Intel as a secondary modem supplier for future iPhones. Even though MediaTek’s 5G chips are not as fast as Intel’s, it is expected to provide a significant increase in the average data rates of 450Mbps on existing Qualcomm and Intel-equipped iPhones.
What Intel thinks is not what the future projects are, but the users say they will go one step back because they do not cooperate with Apple. Apple has already made agreements with some companies, and then annulled these deals. Apple’s policy could make companies more cautious when negotiating with Apple.