Each new iPhone is faster than its predecessor, thanks to hardware and software innovations developed by Apple. The iPhone 7 will be no exception and could benefit from new Intel chips to increase the speed of the LTE connection.
According to a new rumor, seems like the iPhone 7 will be equipped with Intel LTE communication chips. The anticipation of the first iPhone, so to speak “Intel Inside”, to use the most famous slogan devised by the giant marketers processor department, had been indicated by some analysts and then also by rumors that claimed up to 1,000 Intel engineers working on LTE chips for the iPhone.
Intel is also working on a new type of PCM memory, capable of replacing in a single shot flash memory and RAM. Apple is watching with much interest this novelty, not just because it can provide better performance, but also to the fact that will be spared much space inside the device. Suffice it to say that the PCM memory can read data in less than 1 microsecond, compared to 70 microseconds of current flash memories.
Of course until iPhone 7 will be available to be taken apart and tested chip to chip, you can not prove 100% the arrival of Intel inside iPhone, but the volume of signals and clues pointing in this direction. According to DigiTimes, well connected to the world of China and Taiwan manufacturers, it appears that Intel has already commissioned the construction of the chips to TSMC and verification and KYEC tests, while the multinational US would manage their own packaging.
Intel will itself package the modem chips for the upcoming new iPhones, but have contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and tester King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) to manufacture the chips.
Inside the iPhone 7, there will be the Intel 7360 chip to upload speeds up to 100 megabits per second and with a download speed up to 450 Mbps, supporting up to 29 LTE bands, so even faster 50 Mbps and 300 Mbps today. In practice the increase will be 50%. The other half of the production of the iPhone 7 will instead always ensured by Qualcomm.