The Possibility Of Qualcomm Processors Powering The Cheap iPhone 


That’s what the analysts at Detwiler Fenton think is happening. They contend that checks find that Apple is working on “a new product” aimed at the low-end of the market that will be built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Whilst it would be very weird for Apple to go back to using third-party processor designs, in light of their investments into their own SoCs, I suppose it isn’t an impossibility.

At the end of the day, Apple would rather sacrifice its personal pride to create a better product. Also, Apple’s own processors are designed to hit ever-higher levels of performance. In a lower-end product, that kind of power (and cost premium) would simply be a waste.