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iPhone 7 Release Date & News: Goodbye Qualcomm Chips?

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The iPhone 7 is Apple Computer?s next big flagship smartphone. Even if the phone is set to be launched later this year, there have already been a lot of news and rumors surrounding it as early as now. The latest rumors have the Cupertino-based tech giant making a huge change when it comes to its modem chips and it may have a big impact on the upcoming iPhone 7?s performance.

According to a report from The Inquirer, Apple has decided to replace Qualcomm?s LTE modem chips in some iPhone 7 models. The change is being made by the company in favor of Intel?s modem chips. The same report cites that it is still a rumor at this point but if it is indeed true, Intel may finally land a big win in the mobile space.

As you know, Qualcomm has ruled the mobile sphere as most of the major flagship smartphones make use of Qualcomm?s Snapdragon processors. Now, Intel looks to make some headway in the otherwise Qualcomm-dominated market with Apple leading the way.

Not all iPhone 7 phones will have the Intel modem chip though. According to ValueWalk, some carriers in the US may opt to stick with Qualcomm chips. So far, sources say AT&T will be using the Intel chips while there have been rumblings that Verizon will go with iPhone 7?s with Qualcomm chips.

It will be interesting to see just how big of a difference the Intel chips will have compared to its Qualcomm counterpart. I guess we will just have to wait until the release of the iPhone 7 later in the year to find out the answer.

Be sure to check back here soon to find out the latest news and updates on the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus as well as other great smartphones from Apple which are releasing soon.

Sources:

 

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2461289/apple-to-dump-qualcomm-in-favour-of-intel-lte-chips-for-some-iphone-7-models

http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/06/iphone-7-with-intel-chips/

 

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