Rumour: Apple to partner Intel for iPhone 7 chipset
Apple is taking no chances with its next generation of iPhones, looking to improve on the already available technology and also, make sure that users never get a relapse or a walk into the park of the past with any of its iPhone technologies. It is on this note that rumors have suggested that Intel has put together a team of people, running into the thousands, that would be fully dedicated to building of the chips for the next set of iPhones that would be reeled out by Apple Inc.
This report has stated specifically that the Intel brand would be supplying chips of the 7360 LTE modem variant and if everything goes according to plans, Intel would even be involved in the manufacture of these next generation iPhone devices.
Prior to this time, the chips that has been used on iPhones such as the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus were sourced from Samsung and Taiwanese Semiconductor Company, TSMC. Apple is reportedly yet to finalize a deal with Intel, waiting to see if the brand is able to meet all of its requirements as they might be looking at a long-term deal in the making.
Apple would be creating the chip for use while the production would be left to Intel who possess a 14-nanometer processor, capable of producing chips of higher densities and efficiency than the 20-nanometer processor used by rivals such as Samsung.