fromIPhoneStarting with 7 and 7 Plus, Apple began to choose both Intel and Qualcomm baseband chips for the iPhone. Since 2018, Intel has become the only LTE chip supplier for Apple's iPhone XR, XS and XS Max.
Intel's relationship with Apple is also very tense. On Intel's side, it is reported that there are three projects rewarding the development of chips, which shows the company's emphasis on 5G chips. In the case of Apple, the company has been communicating with Samsung and MediaTek in the hope that they can provide 5G chips, but neither Samsung nor MediaTek will be able to supply 5G chips by 2020.