Apple and Qualcomm settled a long-running license dispute earlier this week. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm and a chipset supply agreement, suggesting that Cupertino-based tech giant Qualcomms will buy chips for future iPhones
Analysts had previously said Apple's quarrel between Qualcomm and Apple could be Plans to support the next generation of 5G networks are slowing down, with the first one being one of the top providers of chips that can connect to 5G networks. The agreement opens the possibility that Apple could launch a 5G iPhone earlier than expected with Qualcomm's modem technology.
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"If demand slows down due to quality control, it will have a significant negative impact on the IT sector as a whole," said Yoo. Demand for chips was already weak in the first half of 2019
Samsung in turn said in a statement that it was dealing with the reports of broken Galaxy Folds:
A limited number of early Galaxy Fold patterns was submitted to the media for review made available. We have received some reports on the main presentation of the samples provided. We will personally examine these units thoroughly to determine the cause of the matter.
Regardless, some critics reported that the upper display layer was removed and damaged the screen. The main display of the Galaxy Fold has an upper protective layer that is part of the display structure to protect the screen from accidental scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure that this information is clearly passed on to our customers.
Yoo commented on the reports of the Galaxy Fold break that they are "overstretched".
The current concerns and fixes will be "brief" limited, with the issues that the device is likely to struggle with before launching, "he said.
– CNBC's Todd Haselton, David Faber and Kif Leswing contributed to this report.