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Intel starts making modem chips for upcoming iPhones

Chipmaker aims to take the lead in 5G, beyond PCs and smartphones

A guest takes a video using her iPhone during a press preview of the Apple Shinjuku store ahead of its grand opening in Tokyo on April 5, 2018.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Intel has started production of modem chips that will go into Apple's upcoming iPhones later this year, while the U.S. semiconductor company continues to eye markets beyond personal computers and pledges to take the lead in fifth generation, or 5G, wireless communication after 2019.

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