Apple no longer use Qualcomm Wireless Chips?
Apple’s upcoming iPhones will use only Intel modems, Qualcomm inferred, and that could mean slower network speeds?
Apple litigious and messy fight with Qualcomm may have reached its climax. Qualcomm’s chief financial officer announced during an earnings call that Apple will no longer use its modems for future iPhones.
Apple has been using Intel 4G chips for some models of the iPhone and Qualcomm chips for others. Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones and moving to use Intel 4G chips.
Refer to Qualcomm financial chief George Davis: ” We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor’s modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release.”
The recent study published by Ookla, a Seattle-based internet testing and analysis company, Android phones powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 ran significantly faster than non-Android phones powered by Intel’s XMM 7480 and 7360 chips on various cellular carriers.
As a reminder, Apple’s expected to launch three new iPhones this fall including a second-generation OLED iPhone X, all-new OLED “iPhone X Plus,” and an LCD model.