Intel Might Be Manufacturing The Next IPhones’ Chips

Posted: Oct 17 2015, 11:40am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 18 2015, 3:13pm CDT, in Rumors | Apple


Intel Might Be Manufacturing The Next iPhones’ Chips

Intel chips will most likely power the iPhone 7.

As per the report published today by VentureBeat, Intel is currently working really hard to supply Apple's next iPhone with its cutting edge LTE modem chips.

The team that is in charge of coordinating the Intel 7360 LTE modem chip into the upcoming iPhone 7 consists of more than 1,000 people.

Intel is working to supply its chip to Apple and if the situation and the deal turns out well, then most likely Intel would be manufacturing it too.

The deciding objective according to the report is an Apple-made system on-a-chip, or SOC, like the Ax chip found in current iPhones, yet equipped for holding both the processor and the LTE modem on a little, quick, and power efficient component.

Apple would most likely permit Intel's technology and brand the SOC in accordance with Ax series of chips. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus both feature Qualcomm’s 9X45 LTE chip.

Next year, Intel hopes to provide its modem for at least some of the iPhones Apple produces in 2016. Qualcomm is currently tasked with providing modems for all of Apple’s phones.

The association with Intel, which has its own particular predominant value, would give Apple a chance to bring a greater amount of its chip plan and manufacturing in-house while cutting off different companies it has been compelled to work with up to this point.

While Apple would create the chip, Intel would handle the production of it using its 14-nanometer process. Currently, Samsung and TSMC have the production task, but use a 20-nanometer processor.

As per the report, Intel 14-nanometer process would lead to superior density and gate. Intel is also currently working on perfecting its 10-nanometer process.

This is the reason Apple is keen in getting the chips. None of this can be confirmed yet and possibly won’t be until Apple launches its iPhone 7 in 2016.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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