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Report: Apple to use Qualcomm chip for future iPhone

To move away from the Intel-owned Infineon?

The next-gen Apple iPhone, likely to be launched next summer, will include a Qualcomm baseband chip, replacing the Infineon chip, according to a new report. However, the iPhone will still be manufactured by the Hon Hai Group and Foxconn.

Apple Insider notes a report from the Chinese language Commercial Times, which claims a move away from the Intel owned Infineon would put an end to a relationship with Apple that goes back to 2007 and the original iPhone.

Apple Insider believes the move could be a sign that the relationship between Apple and Intel has soured recently. Intel CEO Paul Otellini criticised the new Apple TV earlier this month, comparing the device unfavourably with the forthcoming Intel-powered Google TV. Infineon's wireless unit was sold to Intel for $1.4b last month.

Dropping Infineon would also tie-in with reports that Apple is developing a CDMA based iPhone. Qualcomm invented the CDMA technology.


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