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Over the years Apple iPhones has been running Qualcomm wireless modem chips but things are about to turn sour for Qualcomm as new reports claims the "Special Version" of iPhone 7 will have Intel 7360 LTE modem installed.

The report further stated

Intel has been gunning hard during the past year for a place in the iPhone and now appears to have succeeded, at least partly. The 7360 chip will ship inside a special version of the iPhone that will be marketed to emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.

As mention, the Intel chips might only be used in some iPhones in emerging markets, before switching fully. Analyst Ben Bajarin believes that Apple would make the switch universal, rather than using separate chips in different versions of the phone.

The 7360 LTE wireless modem chip from Intel features upto 450Mbps downlink and supports 29 LTE bands. We also read that top Apple engineers have already started travelling to Germany to meet Intel engineers to start working on the chip.

It'll begin shipping out to manufacturers by Sept 2015.

The shift from Qualcomm to Intel for even a portion of LTE chips will be a major loss for Qualcomm, as the company has supplied Apple with modem chips for many years now.

Src: MacRumor

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