Apple made in recent years, almost exclusively using modems from Qualcomm, but because of the ongoing legal battle between the two companies, Apple gets the iPhone 8 possible about the chips from Intel, despite the poor performance of the previous generation.
Intel Chip for iPhone 8
The Taiwanese DigiTimes claims that Intel was responsible in 2016 for approximately 30 percent of all iPhone 7 modems and this share would now have risen to over 50 percent. Some insiders suggest that the ratio in 2018 about 70 percent could go, as Apple and Qualcomm have so far proved reluctant to make concessions.
Last year, Apple began using Intel modems, which until now were only found in the mobile versions of the iPhone 7 series because the company then still had not developed a CDMA version. Short was discovered after the launch of the iPhone that Apple 7 performance Qualcomm modems had deliberately scaled back because the chips Intel underperformed.
But Intel has since its XMM 7560 LTE modem launched, which provides support for CDMA and can achieve in theory gigabit speeds. It is likely that this chip is also used for the iPhone 8 and the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
It is expected that the iPhone 8 will be launched in the fall with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Are expected large deficits and thus the launch would be delayed until October or November, although such rumors appear almost every year and they do not end up often prove to be correct.