Engadget reports that Huawei has been developing its own high-performance processors and modems for years, all of which power its vast range of mobile devices. So far, the company has refused to sell any products to competitors. However, the company may be softening this position. A source who informed the situation confirmed to Engadget that Huawei is now “open” to sell its 5G Balong 5000 chipset, but only to one company: Apple.
The reason behind this cooperation might due to the fact that Apple’s current chip partner Intel may not be able to prepare its 5G LTE chip at that time. At the same time, long-term legal disputes between Apple and Qualcomm continue to blur the possibility of future 5G partnerships. If Intel no longer has Apple’s trust, Qualcomm is not an option. Samsung and MediaTek are not practical. The openness provided by Huawei can provide Apple with the components needed to launch the 5G iPhone in 2020.