Apple’s new 5G iPhone will be launched next year. Qualcomm and Samsung will provide the chipsets for the phone, people familiar with the matter said. The company will aim to complete 195-200 million units of shipments within a period of two years.
According to reports by CNBC, the Cupertino giant and Qualcomm settled their legal conflict for license and patents earlier this month. The amount was not disclosed by any of the companies. Finally, after the settlement, Apple agreed to purchase chipsets as a part of the settlement.
People familiar with the matter said that Apple will likely stick to Qualcomm’s 5G baseband chips and Samsung for cutting down supply risk, low costs, and gaining better bargaining power. The 5G phone rollout could create a wave of upgrades and purchases, mostly for high-end models.
The best year so far for Apple has been 2015, as the company sold 231million units of iPhones throughout the globe. Last year, the sales of iPhones dropped down for the company but claimed to have sold more than 217 million units of iPhones.
The company is also focusing on making the printed circuits boards for the phones better. The circuits will be present in the iPhone models that will be out this year. Apart from the new models will be equipped with the 12MOP front camera, a triple camera setup in the upcoming 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones. There will be a 12Mp super wide lens too.