Apple are launching three new iPhone X handsets this year, one will come with an LCD display and the other two will feature OLED displays. Now it would appear that we have some more details about the new 2018 iPhones.
According to a recent report, Apple will use Intel modems in this years new iPhones, the company is said to be switching to Intel for all of their handsets. Apple currently uses Qualcomm for modems in its devices, although the two companies are having a legal dispute at the moment.
The legal problems between Qualcomm and Apple could be one of the reasons that Apple has decided to switch to Intel for all of this years handsets.
Another reason for the switch is the new Intel XMM 7560 modem which supports both GSM and CDMA networks, this means that Apple could launch one version of each device that would support all of the major US carriers.
The news of the switch from Qualcomm to Intel comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo who has revealed that Apple is switching companies for its modems in all of this years iPhones. This could be a way for Apple to put some pressure on Qualcomm for the two companies to sort out their legal disputes. Apple could decide to use Qualcomm for modems in the future if the issues are resolved.
Source MacRumorsFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPhone