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Apple reportedly picks Intel for LTE Watch, in Qualcomm snub

Apple has apparently picked Intel to supply the LTE modems for its rumored cellular Apple Watch, enabling the smartwatch to function without being tethered to an iPhone – according to Bloomberg. Such a move would be a major snub to Qualcomm, assuming Intel is the only supplier, and might help explain the undercurrent of animosity behind the ongoing legal disputes between the two. The new Watch is apparently due to be released by the end of the year, before the holiday season, and would allow it to stream music, download map directions, and send messages. The Bloomberg sources say that AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon plan to sell the device, and discussions with European carriers, but the outlet reports that…

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