A few weeks back we posted articles detailing Intel’s acquiring of Infineon, the smartphone chip maker who has supplied every single iPhone baseband chip. Surely this meant that Apple’s beloved phone would be running Intel inside their next iPhone come next summer. Not so fast.

According to Apple Insider the Commercial Times reports that Infineon will not supply the Apple with the baseband chip for the iPhone 5. Instead, the chip will be manufactured by the Hon Hai Group and Foxconn…

This breaks far away from what an Intel CEO told Fox Business when they stated that Steve Jobs was “very happy” with the deal between Intel and Infineon. Perhaps he was happy in the sense that he was glad that Apple had decided to go with a Qualcomm baseband chip next time around as the Commercial Times report indicates.

This may or may not have been what the obscure job posting from Qualcomm was referring too when their ad was quoted as saying applicants would be working on the most challenging product to date from the chip maker.

Qualcomm is responsible for inventing the CDMA technology which of course would line right up with the Verizon iPhone rumors. 69% of the chipset market for CDMA phones depends on Qualcomm for the necessary chips.

What does all this mean? Will Apple turn their shoulder on Intel as it relates to baseband chips for the iPhone 5? Is it wise to do so? Give us your opinions in the comment box below.

  • MikeLo

    What does this mean lol

  • Ghettocowboy

    Hope it will be Win7 mobile compatible. I updated my 3GS to 4.02 and unlocked it and now it is not compatible with my Lexus so I can only play music thru blue tooth, not directly from the USB. Blue tooth audio is not as clear as thru the cable. F apple for controlling too much. And the Lexus dock is stock, not an add-on accessory. Good thing I already moved on and only using my iPhone 3GS for audio only, not as a phone.

  • Tbui123

    I think you will go back to using iPhone IOS before long, Windows Mobile is nothing like Iphone IOS.

  • Ghettocowboy

    I dont think MS will make mistake twice. My desktop and laptop are running windows 7 and I have a macbook pro. Windows 7 is nothing like win mobile 6 and vista. It is a whole lot better. And with things I do, Windows 7 is the way to go. iPhone has a lot of apps but the apps I need are not supported under 3.0 firmware or iOS 4.0 firmware. All of my medical apps are only supported under Palm and Windows mobile OS.

  • Ghettocowboy

    To me, iPhone is a kiddie toy

    • Kj

      Does the struggle to become a big boy involve informing us kiddies about that?

    • Tom

      Douche bag…why even read this blog?

    • Josh

      To me, cowboys are gay. Especially ghetto ones.