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  1. Maura

    Forthcoming 15-Inch MacBook Pro Could Have Intel’s New Six-Core i9 Processor

    Intel has today launched its brand new Coffee Lake laptop processors, bringing its Core i9 range to laptops for the first time in a thermal profile that the current 15-inch MacBook Pro can use. AppleInsider writes that the newly announced six-core i9-8950HK has a base clock speed of 2.9...
  2. Maura

    Apple and Intel Working Together on 5G Tech for iPhone

    According to an exclusive report from Fast Company, Apple engineers are teaming up with Intel engineers to work on 5G technology for future iPhones to be released in 2019 or 2020. Fast Company’s source adds that in contrast, Apple has been having minimal contact with Intel's main rival...
  3. Maura

    KGI: 2018 iPhones to Have Faster LTE Speeds

    According to a new note to investors from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, via AppleInsider, Apple is planning to upgrade the baseband chips in the 2018 iPhone range to enable the phones to have “significantly” faster LTE transmission speeds. Kuo says that the 2018 iPhone line-up will use...
  4. Maura

    Apple’s Use of Intel Modems Means No Gigabit LTE for iPhone 8

    BGR writes that Apple’s determination not to source its components from a single manufacturer will most likely mean that the iPhone 8 will not have gigabit LTE support, unlike many Android phones. The original report from Bloomberg says that while carriers have already started upgrading...
  5. Maura

    Apple Turns to Intel Modems for iPhone 8

    According to a new report from DigiTimes, via AppleInsider, Apple’s current dispute with Qualcomm has led to the company to increase its use of Intel modems for the forthcoming iPhone 8. Approximately 30% of iPhone 7 chips were provided by Intel in 2016, but that has increased to 50% for the...
  6. Maura

    Intel’s iPhone 7 Modem Will Only Work on Certain iPhones

    Recode writes that the new Intel modem chip that Apple has used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is unable to be used on Sprint and Verizon networks as it does not support the CDMA standard that those two carriers still use. This means that Apple has had to create separate iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...
  7. Maura

    Apple Could be Using Intel Chips in iPhones by 2018

    According to a report in Nikkei Asian Review, via 9to5 Mac, Apple could be using Intel chips in iPhones instead of Samsung or TSMC chips as soon as 2018. The prediction was made by semiconductor analysts who think that Intel’s newfound interest in producing ARM-based chips as well as chips...
  8. Maura

    Apple to Use Intel Modem Chips in Some iPhone 7 Models

    Bloomberg reports on a major coup for Intel, which it claims has managed to finally make a big entrance into the mobile market with Apple ordering Intel modem chips for some iPhone 7 models, rather than the usual Qualcomm, in a bid to have a more diverse supplier base. Specifically, Apple is...