Apple’s supply deal with Qualcomm—previously the sole supplier of iPhone modems—was part of the resolution of a two-year legal fight over Qualcomm’s royalties for wireless technology. Intel had gained the iPhone business as that feud worsened, then announced after the settlement that it was abandoning development of modems for 5G smartphones.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/apple-discussed-acquiring-intels-smartphone-modem-chip-business-11556303497
“The computer is the network” used to be Sun Microsystems slogan. It’s really only come to fruition with the smartphone.