Apple iPhone 5 May Have Qualcomm Baseband, iPad 2 Too
More rumour on the next generation Apple iPhone, what is being called the iPhone 5. The word is that reports originating in China are saying that Intel may not supply the 3G chips for the new Apple gear as Apple has plans to switch supplier to Qualcomm for the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2.
According to an article over on Slash Gear by Chris Davies, the guys over at Apple Insider say this rumour of a move to Qualcomm doesn’t necessarily confirm the CDMA iPhone or the much talked about Verizon iPhone; however as Qualcomm manufacture dual-mode chips the possibility of a Verizon iPhone is greater.
The Qualcomm dual-mode chips if used in the iPhone 5 would enable the smartphone to run on both UMTS/HSPA and CDMA/EV-DO, which also means that the iPhone 5 could run on both AT&T and Verizon networks.
According to the article the Chinese Economic Daily News claims to know the other suppliers for Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 2, suggesting a Marvell WiFi and a Samsung processor and CSR Bluetooth, National Semiconductor video display technology, Broadcom touch screen, Texas Instruments power management, and Intel supplying flash storage.