Apple iPhone 7 once again rumored to include Intel modem chip

Apple iPhone 7 once again rumored to include Intel modem chip
If you believe that when a rumor is repeated often enough it comes true, than you should know that this is the fourth time that we have passed along the rumor that Apple will use an Intel modem chip for the Apple iPhone 7. Today's report says that Intel will be responsible for 50% of the chips. The remaining 50% of the chips will most likely be sourced from Apple's current supplier of modem chips, Qualcomm. The rumor gained some credence last month when Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that his company would be losing one of its modem clients, which is rumored to be Apple.

According to the rumor, Intel will package its modem chips, but will leave the manufacturing to TSMC and King Yuan Electronics. Reports that an Intel modem chip would be found inside the Apple iPhone 7, go back as far as last October. That is when there was talk that the Qualcomm 9X45 LTE chip found inside the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus, will be replaced by the Intel 7360 LTE modem.

Last year, Apple reportedly sent an engineering team to Munich, where the Intel 7360 LTE modem was created, to optimize the chip for the next iteration of the iPhone. The Intel 7360 LTE modem chip supports Cat.10 data speeds which means data is transferred as fast as 450Mbps on the downlink, and 100Mbps on the uplink.

The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled this coming September. The latest buzz has the phone starting mass production at contract manufacturers Pegatron and Foxconn. Reportedly, 100% of the Apple A10 chipset that will be employed on the iPhone 7 series will be manufactured by TSMC.

source: Digitimes

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39 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let's see what the next iPhone holds. My body is ready.

25. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

If it dose not come with 3gb Ram 1080p Quadcore cpu All metal Then no for me I don't want to get ripped off by paying 2012 spec phone. For 2016 price.

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The question is how does these so called 2012 specs are smoking 2016 specs? Most of the flagships out now are not even betting the A9 from last year.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh, yes the propaganda crap about how fast the A9 processor is, yet it is only pushing HD graphics. I would love to see how fast the iPhone 6s really is if it had a QHD display. Basically pushing 4 times the number of pixels. Not one flagship device from 2016 or 2015 had anything less than QHD, except Apple. How is VR on your low resolution iPhone 6s/SE devices. Look, even low end devices like the Moto G are now push full HD displays (1920x1080) for only $200. So if the iPhone 7 is still pushing only a 1334x750 display, then you are completely wrong nctx77. No one has to ask what the most used component is on a smartphone. It's the display which is the window into the world, plus it's the input to the device. Apple has belittling the display for far too long. If HTC's One M7 that came out with a Full HD display back in 2013, then Apple has no excuses. Well they have its called greed. No wonder why they have a sales slump.

32. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Doesn't matter one bit does it, it's not pushing QHD, it's pushing the resolution it has which seems to be plenty for those not obsessed with numbers. The display is very good whether you like it or not. It's only tech nerds who are obsessed with resolution figures.

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Doesn't matter one bit does it," It never matters to iSheeps until apple "invents" it. "it's not pushing QHD, it's pushing the resolution it has which seems to be plenty for those not obsessed with numbers. The display is very good whether you like it or not. It's only tech nerds who are obsessed with resolution figures." These average joes can easily see the difference, guess you're dumber than an average joe to actually see the difference...or do they now fit your definition of "tech nerd" since they're not blind like you seem to be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uCyIjUt_b8

36. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It doesn't matter what the screen resolution is, quality over quantity. Maybe Full HD and HD screens Android's biggest performance issue or is it just the most convenient excuse for fan boys? I don't think many people want to use their phone as a VR headset. If you take VR somewhat serious you would get an Oculus Rift or something that's atleast a dedicated unit. If you took consoles seriously you wouldn't buy an Amazon Fire TV to play Call of Duty, you'd buy a PS4 or an XboxOne.

2. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

so,upcoming iPhone modem would be a lot slower when compared to samsung and Qualcomm offering? i-sheeps'll be like '' This is a Welcome development.INNOVATION OF THE CENTURY IS ABOUT TO BE UNVEILED #POORFRUITLOGOSUPPORTERS

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Are you retards all grown somewhere specially? There must be about 50 of you that post on this site with exactly the same drivel written in every article.

14. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I am being asked to believe that there was nothing planned for the future of Apple at the time of his death. Or, that everything in the pipeline has turned out to be a dud and will never see the light of day. 2) I am being asked to believe that the multi billion dollar spaceship office complex that was planned and is now being built was all done with no new products or direction mapped out for Apple’s future. 3) I am being asked to believe that for the many months and years prior to Job’s death, the 1000’s of Apple employes were working only on existing products and NOTHING new. 4) I am being asked to believe that Jobs, this great visionary of a man that everyone says was responsible for all of Apple’s successes, was really so irresponsible and a liar and a thief that he stopped all R&D and made sure that no new products would ever come from the company.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"i-sheeps'll". That's so dumb of you dude lol. For future reference, sheep is the plural of sheep.

10. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Says another sheep. You are not techie, but a future fanboy , and always a Apple fanboy.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're a proven liar. No credibility.

17. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Nope, like i said: "the 6s was mine, and the 6s+ was my sisters."

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 13 liar. You're done, just a trolling lying joke. You got caught, and scrambled to patch it up. You're a proven liar. No credibility.

38. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Your a 1 eyed Android fanboy. You have no credibility.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"I-sheeps'll".....????...Wut m8?

11. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

That includes you to.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*too*

39. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Thanks.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm still trying to figure out what "i-sheeps'll" even means lol. How'd he come up with that?

24. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

How can you be sure it will be slower? Remember last year? Where rumors of the Apple A9 chip will be slower than the exynos in terms of running a single application?

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How good are these modem chip? Seems like a last gen Qualcomm modem to me.

6. TerryTerius unregistered

Eh. Either Apple makes a device that brings something new or they don't. There's no point debating and trying to figure it out, we'll have the answer in a few months either way. There are always a million possibilities, and 99% of them will be wrong. I'm skeptical that they'll bring something revolutionary, but I hope they do push the envelope. Go for it Apple.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're trying to speak sense to the senseless masses my friend. There isn't much room in a forum for logic I'm afraid.

12. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

By far the number one reason people cite for the decline of Apple is that they have done nothing since Steve Jobs death in terms of innovation and bringing new products to market. The iPad was introduced in April of 2010 and that makes 4 full years now with no new product category from Apple. Since that time they have only brought new versions of the iPhone and iPad to market as well as updates to the iPod, iMac, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air lines. No matter how much money Apple makes (and they make more than many small countries), updates to old product lines alone are not making the Apple skeptics or investors happy. On a daily basis they hammer Apple by saying that until new product lines are introduced, the company is dead. Over and over and over again I have had to listen to the reasoning that Apple can no longer invent and innovate , but are very good at patent trolling and torcharing as well as ripping off.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We take you about as seriously as PeeWee Herman in a UFC fight. You're a proven liar. No credibility.

20. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

What? I'm waiting for an answer to post 12? Or wait, I forgot you don't know nothing about technology. I'd rather have a discussion with kiko007 or Jimrod, or AlixMalik. At least they provide with facts. Unlike you. Credibility? Lol. What kind of Apple fanboy are you? If anyone hates and bashes Apple. In you're book they are your enemy. I've never seen you having a proper discussion with any user. You always resort to kicking off and telling user, that they are not a man or a adult. Just because they hate Apple. You kick off with them, rather than giving an explanation.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're a proven liar. No credibility.

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

What about the Apple Watch? Or new services like Apple music?

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