apple and qualcomm deal pushed intel to quit 5g plans

Earlier this month we heard Intel decided to quit plans for mobile 5G, following the surprise settlement between Apple and Qualcomm. The company announced lower financial forecast, officially stating that the deal between its competitor and the iPhone maker was the key reason for dropping the idea of mobile 5G.

Quitting plans for the next-gen connectivity seems like the logical deal since Apple was the key customer of Intel. However, this only means 5G for smartphones is a dead idea – it will keep working on networking and infrastructure products, as well as modems for devices that…