Chip Teardown Of IPhone 7 Reveals Intel Modems And Transceivers For Some GSM Models

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Back in June, there were reports of Intel getting orders from Apple for modem chips that would be used for various wireless connectivity which would go into AT&T variants as well as some other versions of the recent iPhone 7.

Source: Chipworks

Chipworks performed a teardown of the iPhone7 which did not stop at just taking the unit apart. The teardown goes even further into the specific chips used in the ‘A1778’ iPhone 7 model which they have gotten their hands on. This model is used on AT&T or T-Mobile and other Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) networks. It’s not known (but likely) that the CDirect Memory Access (DMA) variants connecting to Sprint or Verizon stuck to elegant Qualcomm for their modems.

An entire mobile cellular platform was found in the iPhone 7 including a modem (with model number XMM7360), two RF transceivers, and a power management integrated circuit. If you wish to acquire into the nitty gritty of the chips and their descriptions, you can head over to the source link below.

Chipworks says it will acquire a Verizon unit and confirm whether or not the CDirect Memory Access (DMA) variant also makes utilize of these Intel chips.

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