Despite of the coordination established between Intel and Apple in last few years, the Apple is expected to rely on Qualcomm in 2018. It can be seen that Apple is clearly interested to use Intel entirely but keeping in mind Intel’s ability to supply the chips, Apple will gradually increase the Intel’s share to 70% by the end of this year. Qualcomm’s share can be increased or decreased from 30% depending on how Intel respond to the demand from Apple.
Apple started using Qualcomm in 2011 and Intel is new to this competition and still not have confidence to fulfil the demand of new product. But the circumstances are clearly showing the end of dependency of Apple on Qualcomm as the chipmaker has already declined its projected revenue with Apple as per reports.