A new report claims that Intel modems will be included in some models of Apple's next iPhone, replacing those from Qualcomm.


The report comes from Bloomberg which states:

Apple has chosen Intel modem chips for the iPhone used on AT&T Inc.'s U.S. network and some other versions of the smartphone for overseas markets, said people familiar with the matter. IPhones on Verizon Communications Inc.'s network will stick with parts from Qualcomm, which is the only provider of the main communications component of current versions of Apple's flagship product. Crucially for Qualcomm, iPhones sold in China will work on Qualcomm chips, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn't made its plans public.

The report claims Apple is making this change so it could have a more diverse part supply base. It's also a major win for Intel, who has struggled to have its chips inside smartphones.