huawei squashes rumor that it will sell 5g modems to apple

Last week, there were reports that Huawei might sell 5G modems to Apple, which currently has no way to source such chips. Today, at a Q&A session Huawei representatives squashed such rumors, saying:

“We have no change in our chipset strategy, and no communication with Apple on 5G modems.”

Huawei has the Balong 5000 modem ready, which is already used in 5G Wi-Fi hotspots and will go into the foldable Mate X. However, the company has so far kept its in-house chips to itself (both modems and Kirin chipsets).

Apple’s current 4G modem suppliers are not an option for the 5G generation -…