KGI: Intel could be the exclusive LTE modem supplier for 2018 iPhones

05 February 2018
Latest XMM 7560 modem will enable Apple to completely drop Qualcomm.

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  • AnonD-674238

yes finally now it would be able to be used on all carriers

  • Bewildered

Galaxy Note 9, 05 Feb 2018Heard that due to law suit possibilities, Intel modems may ... moreLook this may get worse for both Apple & Intel

This is the Gsmarena story that Apple disclosed Qualcomm chips source code to Intel. https://www.gsmarena.com/qualcomm_claims_apple_shared_its_trade_secrets_with_intel_in_new_lawsuit-news-28066.php

If Intels chips uses this knowledge or incorporates it in the modem then there is patent violation against both.
Apple main come out the loser, as Qualcomm can sue

iTerror, 05 Feb 2018Nice cards you got there Apple. Now you can sell USD1500 iP... moreWiFi performance will be great but not sure about the LTE modem.

  • iTerror

Nice cards you got there Apple. Now you can sell USD1500 iPhone with a much cheaper and lesser performance device.

This could make up for a triple profits for Apple. Since isheep will buy anything that Apple will sell to them.
Do you enjoying your fingerprint sensor capable iPhone X? Oh I forgot, you didn't have one on board since you need to face your phone screen properly to wake it up.

Oathbreaker, 05 Feb 2018Qualcomm's is still superior. Nice way to cut corners, Appl... moreIf people are ready to buy beta products for $1650 why not give them a crippled functionalities? You may even find buyers defending the lack of functionalities as special features! Only Apple could pull out this magic!

Heard that due to law suit possibilities, Intel modems may be crippled as compared to Qualcomm LTE modems! Many modem related issues reported in Intel modems.

Qualcomm's is still superior. Nice way to cut corners, Apple. Then sell them like they're precious diamonds when people who work at McDonald's and Walmart carry iPhones.