iPhone 7 is likely to have Intel modems, but only few units of the handset will receive the processor.
In an exclusive report from Bloomberg, Apple has chosen Intel modem chips for the iPhone version which be used on AT&T Inc.?s U.S. network. IPhones on Verizon Communications Inc.?s network will be sporting Qualcomm modem.
Intel may earn a great amount of revenue due to Apple?s big order. Walt Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG LLC has estimated that AT&T will ship 22 million iPhones this year and 23 million in 2017. Apple and Intel’s deal is not confirmed by the official source. ?
“If true, it would be a fairly major hit to Qualcomm. However, until Apple designs modems itself, it would just be a supplier change, not something that fundamentally changes the competitive balance between Apple and other device OEMs,” Avi Greengart, research director for consumer platforms and devices at Current Analysis said, according to Information Week.
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf previously revealed that Qualcomm will lose some of its LTE modem orders to another company, Phone Arena reported.
iPhone 7 Features: Will It Be Like iPhone 6S?
Analyzing the leaked images, Times Of India says iPhone 7 will look similar to the iPhone 6S. Apple will ditch the standard 3.5mm jack from the upcoming iPhone. The device will have 64GB/128GB/256GB variants.
iPhone 7 is expected to sport improved speakers. ?An audio element can be mounted on or coupled to an intermediate structure (for example, a flexible electrical substrate) having an opening therein to allow audio sound to pass there through,? Apple?s patent reads.
A 3,200mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, Touch ID, wireless charging, dual fingerprint recognition on the main display and a reversible USB port are the other rumored features. The price range will be ?between $850 and $1000 or little higher. iPhone 7 will be unveiled in September alongside Apple Watch 2.
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