For iPhone 7 : Intel Has 1,000 Employees Working on Intel’s 7360 LTE modem chip


Apple iPhone 7 the next Apple’s iPhone (NASDAQ:AAPL) which will enter the market this year in September rumored to be embedded with Intel 7360 LTE modem. According to reports from VentureBeat Intel has a thousand of its employees working on preparing the Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)  for Apple’s iPhone 7 devices.

Apple iPhone 7 Intel's 7360 LTE modem chip
Apple iPhone 7 Intel’s 7360 LTE modem chip

It is highly presumable that the name of next Apple iPhone successor will be iPhone 7. Apple is rumored to be switching to the Intel modem chip for some models of the iPhone 7, using it instead of the standard Qualcomm chips Apple has used for years.


Intel’s 7360 LTE modem chip features an up to LTE-FDD/TDD up to 450 Mbps downlink, Flexible 3x carrier aggregation up to 60MHz aggregated bandwidth. To know about more features of  Intel’s 7360 LTE modem chip read the below article:

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


One source said Intel needs a small army of people on the Apple account because of the importance of the project to Apple’s future in the mobile market, because of the complexity of the project, and because Apple is a demanding client with an extremely popular phone.


The LTE modem chips in the next-generation iPhones could be dual-sourced from both Intel and Qualcomm, with earlier rumors suggesting devices in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America could use Intel’s chip. Intel is not yet an official supplier for the modem chip, but should Intel continue to make important milestones, it could wind up inking a deal with Apple.

If everything goes Intel way, it could end up a huge win-win situation for Intel corporation. Intel could be the next big main chip supplier for Apple iPhone 7 and apple new devices. Which can leave Qualcomm behind. Apple is said to be aiming to create a future system-on-a-chip that includes both the iPhone’s Ax processor and the LTE modem chip for improved speed and power management.

At present Apple is currently buying chips from existing manufacturers like Samsung and TSMC (NYSE:TSM), along with the separate modem chips from Intel and Qualcomm.  Apple’s system-on-a-chip project would likely be for a future version of the iPhone, rather than the iPhone 7.

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