Serious latency problems
One of the world’s most popular chipsets for gigabit broadband modems, Intel's Puma 6 chipset, suffers from at latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.
Can’t have some working better than others
Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.
Experience meets feature
In December last year Fudzilla revealed that the iPhone SE would use an Intel modem. Despite the fact that our sources were confident that iPhone 7 had an Intel modem, we sat on the story as we could not believe that Apple would be ready for such a risk after all, Jobs' Mob is not famous for being cutting edge.
7 Plus too
Fudzilla went to the GPU Technology conference in Amsterdam and our travels took us to the Apple shop in The Hague. Of course we wanted to take a look at the latest non 3.5 inch iPhone 7 phones, and imagine our surprise to learn that all of them were based on Intel stuff.
Exclusive: iPhone 7 Plus too
Fudzilla has already written a long article on the iPhone 7 with Intel and Qualcomm chipset that affects USA customers but it turns out that at least some parts of the European Union will get an Intel and Qualcomm based iPhone 7 too. We recommend you to read that earlier piece as the modem performance will affect your overall iPhone 7 experience.
Keen to talk about its 100 other design wins
While the Tame Apple Press has made a big thing about Intel’s winning of a slice of the iPhone modem production, Qualcomm is keen to talk about all the other orders it has won this year.
Modem conspiracy theories quashed
Aicha Evans, the head of Intel's wireless group has been convinced to remain part of Chipzilla after announcing she was going to quit a week ago.
Qualcomm still favoured
While it had been expected that Chipzilla was going to score a huge win by taking some of Qualcomm’s modem business, it looks like things might be a little more modest.