As the smartphone market is getting the even tougher market, Apple had changed its design and specs in its forthcoming iPhone in order to sustain in the market. Even though, Apple is the major player in the market, redesign for its smartphone is requisite.
In a move, Apple will be using an Intel LTE chipset for its upcoming iPhone 7, according to comments from current supplier Qualcomm. While another analyst suggests that 2017’s iPhone 8 will be an interesting one to watch.
Previous rumours pointed out that the expected device will have Qualcomm LTE modern chip. Information week notes that Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm has himself confirmed the news of losing out the orders of iPhone chip to its rival company. This information was indicated during the company’s earnings call, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Following Mollenkopf’s comments Qualcomm’s stock dropped by 2 percent. The fund manager for Becker Capital Management, Sid Parakh, who owns Qualcomm stock said to Bloomberg that he wasn’t worried about the potential implications, but noted there was “an element of investor expectation” that the company could lose some business at Apple.
His comments indicate that rumours about Apple and Intel are working together to create a modem chip for the iPhone 7 appears to be confirmed. However, both companies involved aren’t commenting right now.
This week’s speculations add that iPhone 7 will have new camera technology. The blog Patently Apple stated that the company has received a patent relating to an iOS device camera. This patent is said to include a photo sensor and a compact folded telephoto lens system.
A more compact camera component could be installed with the folded design, and it would assist to achieve a high-resolution optical lens system.
Rumours are rife that the iPhone 7 will not carry the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and it has caused some grumbles in the tech community.