Hu Zhenfei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said this week that his company is "open" to selling Apple 5G chips to Apple, heavily hit by a slow-moving Intel.
This revelation came from an interview with CNBC.
"When we look back on how Huawei has evolved in the telecom market, we actually made a mistake," Ren acknowledged in an interview. "We have priced it at a relatively low cost … [and] It has made it hard for Western companies to compete with us. We have reflected this a lot. We raised the price, and now many people think Huawei is expensive. We have made more money at higher prices. However, we will not distribute this extra money to employees or shareholders. Instead, we will fund colleges and scientists for future research and exploration. This will enable us to produce the best products in the world. "
He answered yes to the question of whether to sell Huawei's intellectual property to a company like Apple for the first time.
"We are open to Apple in this regard," he said.
Ren thinks Jobs is a good person. Apple co-founder and former CEO. "Apple is a great company, and it's always necessary to make the market smaller and smaller." With umbrellas, Apple sells at a high price and maintains a high quality, which will allow the market to grow, I did it. "
Ren seems frankly a bit obsessed with Jobs.
"Mr. Jobs was not in the business of making Apple, but in the age of mobile Internet, because he created the age, and to say that he is great is underestimated, I think he is a great player."
Anyway, Huawei's overture spends a great deal of time considering Apple's problem with the iPhone's high-quality modems. Apple likes two vendors for each other, but when using Qualcomm and Intel's modems, they had to slow down their modems so all iPhones would work alike. But thanks to Apple's legitimate partnership with Qualcomm, the company is no longer a supplier. Intel's 5G chipset slipped from late 2019 to late 2020.
Of course, the alliance with Huawei could be a problem for Apple, given the US government's current attitude toward China. As a result, Apple is likely to sell only Huawei Power iPhones outside the US.
There is a small problem about Huawei's market dominance. Huawei overtook Apple, the world's second-largest smartphone maker last year, and is expected to become the world's largest smartphone maker in 2019 or 2020. It's not clear whether Apple wants to partner with the company from time to time, but Samsung is another technology giant with a variety of legal issues.
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