The European Commission fined Qualcomm $1.2 billion last month after it found the company had paid off Apple to use its chips exclusively between 2011 and 2016.
The rumors are based on a research note obtained by MacRumors and 9to5Mac. Apple has so far divided things up between Intel and Qualcomm, but this year the latter might be out of the picture completely. Broadcom is attempting to acquire Qualcomm, and increased its offer for the company Monday morning, but that didn't help Qualcomm share prices, which fell more than 2.5% in early trading while Broadcom shares gained more than 1%. Apple and Qualcomm are in a legal battle right now about the licensing fees Qualcomm charges Apple. A baseband is a processor inside phones that manages all its radio functions, or all functions that require an antenna.
That, and the fact that Intel's new XMM 7560 modem supports both GSM and CDMA radio systems, so it's actually possible to use it across all regions and networks.
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Bank Stadium in Minnesota this weekend, and revealed he's given reassurances that such an incident won't happen again. Bruh, I hope that lawsuit is swift and merciless. "I mean, I don't think it's my job to do that".
The iPhone Xs is expected to sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen and the iPhone Xs Plus a 6.5-inch OLED display. However, Kuo told investors that Qualcomm might return as a supplier to Apple, most likely as concessions in their lawsuit settlement.
Interestingly, benchmark tests suggest that iPhone X handsets equipped with Qualcomm modems have better LTE performance than those equipped with Intel hardware. Qualcomm is expected to aggressively pursue orders from Chinese smartphone makers to offset the lost orders.
The new iPhones will be hitting the market this year and there are certain changes that we know for sure are going to happen when the new phones release.
The second reason is the fact Intel now has a modem Apple can use across all United States networks. Due to this, Kuo's indication of Apple working closely with Intel also makes sense and holds weight. It may force Apple to go back to Qualcomm.