Not an early adopter
Apple is known for not being an early adopter when it comes to new wireless standards. According to people close to the matter, Apple 2019 iPhone won’t have 5G capability. Intel might even be ready with its 5G PC solution.
Apple has painted itself into a corner
Apple's gamble that it could bully Qualcomm into reducing its costs for its broadband chips by using Intel's lower tech options appears to have backfired and now Jobs' Mob is forced to stick with Chipzilla.
4x4 and the power of the modem
Sony made a splashy announcement of the Xperia XZ2 phone powered by the Snapdragon 845. It decided to focus on the power of its download communication demo and showed that within two years, the maximum download speed rose from 600 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps.
316.58 Mbps upload, double from 2017
Back in October Fudzilla asked Cristiano Amon, now President and Alex Katouzian VP and general manager of the mobile business at Qualcomm about the future of Gigabit LTE modems and we got a clear indication that things will be faster using the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon X20. The company has just announced that the Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm chip and not only that, it supports 2Gbps speeds.
Will be capped for Intel sake
There is no big surprise that iPhone X uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem and is capable of Gigabit LTE speed, but since Intel version doesn’t support this speed, both phones will be capped at the lower speed.
Licensing still on
There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.
Tells the watchdog
Chipmaker Qualcomm showed further details about the impact of the fruity cargo-cult Apple refusing to pay up on its licences and its modem competition with Intel.
Intel missing Gigabit secret sauce in 2017
Our well-informed sources are whispering that Apple might order more Qualcomm 4G modems for the upcoming iPhone compared to the orders for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
10nm LPE with Snapdragon X20 1.2Gb modem
There is more information about the upcoming Snapdragon 845 as well as the Huawei Kirin 970 and we wanted to share it with you.