The rumors are getting stronger that Intel scored its first big major design win in the mobile market. Bloomberg heard from multiple sources that Apple has chosen Intel modem chips for the next-generation iPhone used on AT&T's US networks and some overseas markets. Qualcomm will remain the provider of chips for Verizon phones as well as the Chinese market:
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.