APPLE IPHONE 7 MAY FEATURE INTEL’S BLAZING FAST Intel® XMM™ 7360 MODEM ditching Qualcomm

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APPLE IPHONE 7 MAY FEATURE INTEL’S BLAZING FAST Intel® XMM™ 7360 MODEM ditching Qualcomm

According to reports from  VentureBeat Apple will use wireless modem chips supplied by Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) rather than Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) for some of their iPhones in 2016. It is highly

APPLE IPHONE 7 MAY FEATURE INTEL’S BLAZING FAST Intel® XMM™ 7360 MODEM ditching Qualcomm
APPLE IPHONE 7 MAY FEATURE INTEL’S BLAZING FAST Intel® XMM™ 7360 MODEM ditching Qualcomm

presumable that the name of next Apple iPhone successor will be iPhone 7.

New iPhone 7 which apple will also sold in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America will reportedly use an Intel 7360 LTE modem.

 

Intel® XMM™ 7360 modem for LTE Advanced smartphones, tablets, and data cards, which combines power management units and leading-edge capabilities in a compact, power-efficient design to deliver performance benefits. The 7360 chip will ship inside a special version of the iPhone that will be marketed to emerging markets in Asia and Latin America, the sources said.

Features of Intel® XMM™ 7360 LTE Modem which may be used by Apple in it’s iPhone 7 device

The 7360 LTE modem chip [PDF] from Intel features up to 450Mbps downlink and it supports 29 LTE bands

  • LTE-FDD/TDD up to 450 Mbps downlink
  • LTE Advanced up to Cat. 10
  • EDGE
  • DC-HSPA+
  • TD-SCDMA
  • Worldwide band and CA support in two
    reference SKUs
  • Flexible 3x carrier aggregation up to 60MHz
    aggregated bandwidth
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • LTE Broadcast (eMBMS)
  •  SON/ANR
  • Operator pre-certified
  • Intel Release 11 protocol stack

The Intel® XMM™ 7360 modem combines Intel’s X-GOLD™ 736G baseband, X-PMU 736 power management unit, and SMARTi™ 5 or 5C transceiver in a compact, power-efficient design.

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.

REFERENCES:

  1. http://www.vrworld.com/2015/03/12/next-iphone-may-feature-intels-blazing-fast-xmm-7360-lte-modem/
  2. http://www.venturebeat.com/2015/03/10/iphones-will-ship-with-intel-lte-chips-inside-in-2016/.
  3. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-again-said-to-adopt-intel-lte-chips-for-iphones-in-2016.1854774/.
  4. http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-2016-iphones-come-intel-s-lte-modem-chip
  5. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/11/12/intel-corps-xmm-7360-will-probably-do-very-poorly.aspx

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