Qualcomm CEO feeds rumors that iPhone gets 7 Intel modem

Apr

22

2016

Qualcomm CEO says “assume” that a major customer orders from a competitor. The CEO feeds thereby rumors who have been doing the rounds that Apple Intel chooses to provide LTE modems for the iPhone 7.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf made ​​his remarks Wednesday at the discussions of the quarterly figures, writes Bloomberg. The transcript of this discussion, the CEO seems to have indeed about second-sourcing assumptions regarding major customers, something the company would have taken account of its objectives and organization. In response to a question on this, moreover Mollenkopf talks about confidence in the modem roadmap of the company, which insinuates that it is about modem orders.

According to Bloomberg analysts speculate that Apple has signed an agreement with Intel on deliveries of LTE modems. Until now, Qualcomm was the exclusive provider of Apple these modems. In March Motley Fool wrote about rumors that Intel has put a team of thousands of employees on the development of its XMM 7360 LTE modem to steam this ready for the iPhone 7.

Intel unveiled its XMM 7360 LTE modem, a year ago. This economical modem must LTE cat. 10, 29 LTE channels and support up to 3x carrier aggregation, for a maximum throughput of 450Mbit / s. MDM9635M Qualcomm LTE modem that is in the iPhone 6s, has maximum download speeds of 300Mbit / s.

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