Apple could have used Qualcomm modems for 2018 iPhones
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Investigation: Chose Not To

Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams, and from his article, it was rather clear that negotiations were ongoing, and that Qualcomm wanted to sell modems despite the licensing dispute.

Intel XMM 8160 5G silence XMM 8060
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:47

Intel XMM 8160 5G silence XMM 8060


From 2G to 5G in 2H 2019

Intel has announced its XMM 8160 5G modem that supports all the "Gs" from 2G to 5G NR and it plans to ship the modem in 2H 2019 so expect it in phones and PCs in early 2020.

Intel announces new 5G XMM 8160 modem
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:14

Intel announces new 5G XMM 8160 modem


Ahead of planned schedule

Intel has unveiled its latest XMM 8160 5G modem, which supports both the older standard but also brings 5G speeds with peak speeds of up to 6Gbps.

Intel spends $2 billion a year on modems
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Monday, 05 November 2018 08:48

Intel spends $2 billion a year on modems


Industry sources

Each year Intel invests some $2 billon to please one large modem customer - Apple - and the level of investment will likely increase in the near 5G future.

iPhone XS has Intel modem inside
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Monday, 24 September 2018 09:34

iPhone XS has Intel modem inside


L shaped battery phone starting at 1.149 € / $999+ tax / £999

iPhone XS and XS Max have started reaching their early adaptors, and at the same time iFixit managed to dismantle it and tell us which chips are inside of the precious overpriced phone.

Qualcomm won’t be in the 2018 iPhone
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Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:07

Qualcomm won’t be in the 2018 iPhone


Apple lover stuck with slower choice

Qualcomm has been signaling since the beginning of the 2018 that it might not end up in Apple's iPhone 2018 and at its last financial conference call it officially confirmed it.

Apple won’t do 5G in 2019
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Monday, 16 April 2018 17:10

Apple won’t do 5G in 2019


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 stuck with Intel for modems
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Thursday, 22 March 2018 12:12

Apple stuck with Intel for modems


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.

Sony demonstrates 1.2Gbps Snapdragon X20
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Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:14

Sony demonstrates 1.2Gbps Snapdragon X20


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.

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:06

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem


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.