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Apple Reportedly in ‘Advanced Talks’ to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business for $1 Billion

Apple Reportedly in ‘Advanced Talks’ to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business for $1 Billion

Apple is reportedly in “advanced talks” to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business. The deal is pegged to be around $1 billion and would include Intel’s expansive patent portfolio along with the entire modem team.

Intel Reportedly in Talks with a Potential Buyer for 8,500 Wireless Patents

Intel Reportedly in Talks with a Potential Buyer for 8,500 Wireless Patents

Weeks ago Intel had put nearly 8,500 wireless patents for auction. Now Intel has taken the patents off the market and is allegedly entering into negotiation with an unnamed buyer.

Intel to Auction Off its Modem IP Portfolio

Intel to Auction Off its Modem IP Portfolio

After losing out 5G modem orders from Apple and withdrawing from the modem business, Intel will now reportedly auction off its entire IP range related to wireless networks. The company is looking to sell off around 8,500 patents, out of which 6,000 are related to 3G, 4G, and 5G standards. The remaining 1,700 patents relate to other wireless technology.

Apple’s Rumored Custom Cellular Modem May Not Launch Until 2025

Apple’s Rumored Custom Cellular Modem May Not Launch Until 2025

The cellular modem situation for Apple’s iPhones (and iPads) has been in a bit of a rocky state lately. But it looks like the settlement with Qualcomm may have finally calmed things down. At least as far as third-party help is concerned. But what about Apple’s custom cellular modem dreams? Those may have been pushed back a bit.

‘ZombieLoad’ Flaw in Intel Chips Could Lead to Stolen Sensitive Information; Apple Patched it in macOS 10.14.5

‘ZombieLoad’ Flaw in Intel Chips Could Lead to Stolen Sensitive Information; Apple Patched it in macOS 10.14.5

Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in Intel chips, which have left almost every Mac dating back to 2011 vulnerable to potential security issues. But while this is big news in itself, there is good news at the end.

Apple Held Discussions With Intel About Buying Its Smartphone Modem Business

Apple Held Discussions With Intel About Buying Its Smartphone Modem Business

Intel is officially out of the smartphone modem business, which the company attributes to the settlement between Qualcomm and Apple. But it sounds like the company’s future could have been very different.

Intel Expects to Keep Supplying 4G Modems in iPhones Through 2019

Intel Expects to Keep Supplying 4G Modems in iPhones Through 2019

Word on the street is that Qualcomm and Samsung will be the companies tapped to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhone lineup. That’s following the settlement between Qualcomm and Apple — and Intel’s departure from the 5G modem game. But Intel isn’t giving up what it already has.

Intel Exits 5G Modem Business Following Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

Intel Exits 5G Modem Business Following Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

After Apple and Qualcomm announced that they have dropped all lawsuits against each other, Intel has now announced that it is exiting the 5G modem business. The company will continue to invest in its 5G network infrastructure business.

Apple Rumored to Struggle to Obtain ‘Necessary Components’ for a 5G iPhone Even in 2020

Apple Rumored to Struggle to Obtain ‘Necessary Components’ for a 5G iPhone Even in 2020

2019 is the year of the 5G phone, at least from companies like Samsung and LG. But rumor has it that Apple won’t be jumping on the bandwagon until 2020.

Intel Believes Apple Could Transition to ARM-Based Macs in 2020

Intel Believes Apple Could Transition to ARM-Based Macs in 2020

There have been rumors for quite some time that Apple is developing ARM-based Macs. And apparently even Intel buys them.