Apple’s iPhone that are produced in 2016 will use Intel wireless modem chips instead of Qualcomm’s. Apple engineers have been reported to be collaborating with Intel engineers in Munich, Germany. Using the Intel chip it will feature up to 450Mbps downlink and it supports 29 LTE Bands. It will begin shipping out to manufacturers during the second half of 2015.
It is to be believed that Apple would make the switch universal rather then using separate chips in different versions of the phone. This will obviously mean a major lose for Qualcomm to Intel as the company has been the supplier for modem chips for many years now.