Qualcomm CEO hints at new modem for Apple iPhone 7
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.