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Intel Reported To Supply Up to 50% of iPhone 7 LTE Modem Chips to Apple

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Intel Reported To Supply Up to 50% of iPhone 7 LTE Modem Chips to Apple

Rumors proceed to swirl that Intel were commissioned to construct LTE modem chips for Apple’s upcoming smartphone refresh, a marquee win for the semiconductor large.

In accordance to a brand new report from DigiTimes, Intel would possibly provide up to fifty % of LTE modems for the approaching iPhone 7 fashions.

The document states that whilst Intel will itself be packaging the chips for Apple, it has shrunk TSMC and King Yuan Electronics to manufacture the modem.

Qualcomm’s CEO himself showed all the way through the corporate’s incomes name ultimate month that the corporate is anticipating one of its largest modem consumers to transfer to a competing product.

Studies about Apple switching to an Intel modem for the iPhone 7 began making their means to the web since early 2015 itself. Apple is predicted to make use of Intel’s XM 7360 baseband/modem within the iPhone 7 this is succesful of supporting obtain speeds of up to 450Mbps and add speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Apple has lengthy depended on Qualcomm for the modem used within the iPhones. The latter is thought of as to be a pace-setter within the modem generation, so it's unexpected to see Apple transfer to an Intel modem for the iPhone 7.

Financial Day by day Information and DigiTimes stated lately that Taiwanese phase makers and producers had began mass-hirings for iPhone 7 meeting paintings a month previous than same old since the handset has “a extra complicated design” than earlier fashions.

The brand new telephones are anticipated to hit retailer cabinets on the finish of September.

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