Verizon iPhone 4 and iPhone 5: Could Feature Qualcomm Chipset – Rumor

By Posted 14 Sep 2010, 08:15

Today we have some more Verizon iPhone 4 and 5th generation iPhone rumors for you, apparently Apple may scrap Infineon and instead use Qualcomm chipsets instead.

Obviously with any ‘leaked’ Apple news don’t take this too seriously, however Commercial Times are reporting that because Infineon does not manufacturer CDMA chipsets, and Qualcomm does, therefore they have been backed for the Verizon iPhone chipset, which has ultimately resulted in Apple sticking with Qualcomm for the iPhone 5 chipsets.

From a business point of view this does make sense, working with one chipset supplier is a lot less hassle than working with two, however Infineon has kept up with all the high demand for their iPhone chipsets previously, therefore moving away from such a reliable supplier could perhaps be a bad move.

As previously stated this rumor has no strong evidence at present, however last year Qualcomm revealed that they were capable of producing a chipset which could connect to LTE, CDMA/EV-DO, and GSM/UMTS wireless networks, which would ultimately mean one chipset could allow the iPhone 5 to connect to a wide-range of 4G and 3G networks, perhaps meaning that the the iPhone 5 won’t be exclusive to AT&T.

Do you think the iPhone 5 should utilize a Qualcomm chipset?

Source: ArsTechnica