Qualcomm CEO hints at new modem for Apple iPhone 7

Qualcomm CEO hints at new modem for Apple iPhone 7
Back in October, and again last month, we passed along some speculation that Apple will be switching to an Intel modem for the Apple iPhone 7. Currently, the iPhone sports a modem made by Qualcomm. Apple was rumored to have sent a team out to Munich last year to help optimize the Intel 7360 LTE modem for use in the iPhone 7. In addition, Apple has reportedly hired wireless engineers from the team that developed the chip.

Today, the possibility of a modem switch for the iPhone 7 came into sharper focus. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf told analysts that he is assuming that a major customer plans on placing a big order with a Qualcomm rival, thus resulting in a huge loss of business for the company. While the executive did not reveal the name of the firm switching suppliers, most analysts believe that Mollenkopf was talking about Apple.

The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are both expected to be unveiled in September. Considering the lead time required to manufacture millions of handsets, the company has probably made the decision on which modem to use in its new phones. Apple has declined to comment on the situation.

source: Bloomberg

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26 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well, I guess Apple is a very big customer for any component and their demand could keep most company busy for at least half a year ; )

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes apple is a big customer. It's ok. If they were losing Sams I ng like they did for the 81p, they'd be losing their biggest customer. So sad to bad. I don't feel sorry for lying ass qualcomm

16. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

umm, sorry to interrupt, but I could get some of your words whats 81p and "So sad to bad."

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"810" "Too Bad, So Sad"

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well, I guess Apple is a very big customer for any component and their demand could keep most company busy for at least half a year ; )

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Whoops, y would it be double post? Weird.....

5. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

probably double tapped

6. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Double posts happens to me too. And sometimes tripple post too. meh

4. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Surface phone from Microsoft is the phone I am waiting for.

7. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

You're not alone, bruh.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What does that have to do with this article? I understand you're waiting for the Surface phone but posting it here in an article about the next iPhone seems kind of redundant.

10. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

It's his right to freedom of speech, what justifies you trying to provoke an argument/debate? damn can't even enjoy tech sites without grown a** men trying to start minuscule, and otherwise REDUNDANT comment fights, the fact still remains that he is waiting for the surface phone.

11. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

And the fact also still remains that's this thread speaks nothing of the surface phone. I don't care all that much but if you're looking to prove a point, you failed.

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

You obviously don't understand the right to the freedom of speech, as it only applies to protecting a person from governmental intervention from expressing themselves in a public forum, which even then is subject to certain restrictions like not invoking panic or inciting others to commit crimes, etc. But, I digress... This is a privately owned website, making this place private property. Everyone here is here voluntarily and subject to the terms of use set and agreed upon by Phone Arena. In general, forum requirements are that posts be on topic. His is not. There are also rules about spamming, which, as I've seen him posting this comment in other articles, would also apply here. So there you go, off topic and spamming. Back on topic though... I'm interested to see how well Intel does here. Could be a good partnership. Sorry Qualcomm.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care what he's waiting for or you throwing a hissy fit about it. This article has nothing to do with the Surface phone, so get over it.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean how you post about Apple in all Samsung articles

18. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Provide an example please.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm surprised techie. You posted a comment that isn't overly long. You do the same so you're one to talk.

9. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

qualcomm X16 > Intel XMM 7360

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How do you know?

20. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Qualcomm, you deserve this punishment for your 810 lies. I hate that Samsung chose the 820 for the S7. I will not being buying any device ever again that sports a Snapdragon of any kind. I hope you go out of business.

19. cncrim

Posts: 1540; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why do you want someone out of business, completion is good. Everyone happy well maybe except you :

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can't believe I'm saying this but techie is right. Qualcomm messed up with the 810 and the 820 still required heat pipes.

25. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm pretty sure the point CN was making wasn't that they don't deserve any blame, but that hoping a company of that size goes out of business and thousands of people lose their jobs is really damn extreme.

26. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Right, Terry. Techie is the worst extremist on this site.

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