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Intel Gets Chip Order From Apple, Its First Major Mobile Win

 

Apple Inc.’s next iPhone will use modems from Intel Corp., replacing Qualcomm Inc. chips in some versions of the new handset, a move by the world’s most-valuable public company to diversify its supplier base.

 

Apple has chosen Intel modem chips for the iPhone used on AT&T Inc.’s U.S. network and some other versions of the smartphone for overseas markets, said people familiar with the matter. IPhones on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network will stick with parts from Qualcomm, which is the only provider of the main communications component of current versions of Apple’s flagship product. Crucially for Qualcomm, iPhones sold in China will work on Qualcomm chips, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn’t made its plans public.

 

I'm guessing Sprint's version of the iPhone will have the Qualcomm modem?

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anthony.spina97    1,591

Intel Gets Chip Order From Apple, Its First Major Mobile Win

 

 

I'm guessing Sprint's version of the iPhone will have the Qualcomm modem?

More than likely yes. The AT&t/T-Mobile one will use the Intel chip and the Sprint/Verizon one will use the Qualcomm chip.

 

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Fraydog    4,083

The Reddit threads on the T-Mobile sub seem to be guessing Qualcomm, not Intel. I could see AT&T asking for Intel, because that's the AT&T/Death Star thing to do. Also T-Mobile wants things like LAA, EVS, better WiFi Calling algorithms, and other network features like that. I see the VZW/Sprint/T-Mobile model being a thing powered by Qualcomm where AT&T is the US Intel model provider.

 

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Tengen31    377

or apple could surpise us and, be the first to support 4XCA. :)

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dstar2002    543

or apple could surpise us and, be the first to support 4XCA. :)

You mean the Apple that notoriously is a generation behind flagship Android phones for features? Be lucky if it has 2xCA lol

 

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Tengen31    377

You mean the Apple that notoriously is a generation behind flagship Android phones for features? Be lucky if it has 2xCA lol

 

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Current iPhones support 2xca

 

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Tengen31    377

Also don't forgot the Android flagship known as the LG G5 doesn't support 3xca. So if this year's iPhone does then apple is ahead

 

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dstar2002    543

Also don't forgot the Android flagship known as the LG G5 doesn't support 3xca. So if this year's iPhone does then apple is ahead

 

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Twas just a friendly poke at fun.  But I personally, and many others dont really consider LG the flagship carrier, and hell, HTC really isnt anymore (3x though), but the Samsung phones definitely are 3xCA.

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Tengen31    377

Twas just a friendly poke at fun. But I personally, and many others dont really consider LG the flagship carrier, and hell, HTC really isnt anymore (3x though), but the Samsung phones definitely are 3xCA.

It was reported the htc10 supports 3xca.

 

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Thomas L.    212

It's an interesting move. I prefer the Sprint/Verizon/T-Mobile version because it has TD-SCDMA that I need when I go to China and just better worldwide compatibility. i'm very interested to see what the band support will look like on the versions provided by Intel.

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