Rumors that Apple might strike a deal with Qualcom linger on as Digitimes, citing market sources, reports that Qualcomm is still in talks with Apple regarding the possible inclusion of Qualcomm chips for future iPhone models. The report notes that Qualcomm’s presence amongst the most popular smartphones on the market (iPhone, Palm Pre etc.) is virtually non-existent.
This comes hot on the heels of a recent interview Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs had with Bloomberg TV where Jacobs explicitly stated that Apple and Qualcomm were engaged in discussions to supply Apple with chips for its next-gen iPhones. “We continue to discuss it, but haven’t made it yet,” Jacobs said, “Hopefully, in the future, we will have the opportunity.”
There are of course rumors swirling around about Apple supposedly launching a “worldmode phone” that would work on both GSM and CDMA networks – which, naturally, were prompted by news that Qualcomm has plans to release hybrid CDMA/UMTS chips for use in upcoming smartphones.