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Apple Starts The Hunt For iPhone 5 LTE’s Components

The upcoming iPhone 5 has already generated fervid rumours around the web. The sixth generation iPhone expected to hit the market this September, is bound to bring some changes and innovations to mark a new step in the iPhone evolution.

One of these changes will undoubtedly be related to the processor. According to research from investment firm Barclays, Apple is likely to use Qualcomm's "MDM9615" LTE chip in the upcoming iPhone.

This solution will provide support for voice and data connections on the fastest networks, as the next generation iPhone is expected to provide a step further than the worldly iPhone 4S as well as provide access to 4G LTE networks. For Apple, the addition of 4G LTE to the new iPhone would mean a manufacturing cost higher with $3 to $10, compared to the last version.

Analysts also suggest that Apple is looking to other suppliers. The Cupertino based company is reviewing chips from Skyworks Solutions, TriQuint Semiconductor, and Avago Technologies. Barclays points out that Skyworks Solutions is the most likely to win this competition for a partnership with Apple.

The sixth generation iPhone is expected to hit the market with or without all the expected features sometime in September.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.