2

2018 iPhones may use Intel modems inclusively, pushing out Qualcomm entirely

2018 iPhones may use Intel modems inclusively, pushing out Qualcomm entirely

It appears that previous rumors of Apple exclusively moving to use Intel for 2018 iPhones has gained traction. Latest research note from well-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, obtained and reported by 9to5Mac, shows that Apple would like to completely eliminate its reliance on Qualcomm modems for its iPhone, and instead partner with Intel to start providing the modems it needs.

One of the main reasons why Apple and Qualcomm are budding heads is due to ongoing legal disputes. One of the lawsuits between the two companies, launched by Qualcomm, alleges that Apple improperly shared its proprietary code with Intel. Due to this, Kuo’s indication of Apple working closely with Intel also makes sense and holds weight.

Intel may enjoy exclusive orders from Apple, but only for a short period of time. Apple may still approach Qualcomm for some orders as it negotiates concession in trying to lay legal disputes to rest.

Apple is famous for not trying to rely too much on individual suppliers as it gives too much leverage, and the company constantly tries to push for a more diversified supply chain, where it can. Apple has also preferred to build and design its own parts, much like how it recently switched to making its own GPU.

CategoriesApple Legal Mobile
Hamza Khalid

Hamza Khalid is the Lead Editor at The Jolt Journal. You're more than welcome to follow him on Twitter and follow The Jolt Journal on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to report something in this article, please send our team an email at [email protected] This story may be updated at any time if new information surfaces.

At The Jolt Journal, no one tells us what to write or how to write it. This is why, in the era of lies and bias, readers turn to an independent source. Rest assured, all information on our website is free of any bias or influence. If you see anything wrong with a story, please don't hesitate to reach out. We do our very best to report on the latest available information.

Leave a Reply