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NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People check their cellphones outside the Apple store at the Grand Central Terminal in New York, United States, April 28, 2016. Apple Inc. on Tuesday released fiscal results for the second quarter of 2016, which showed the first year-over-year slump of both quarterly revenue and profit since 2003 and the first ever drop in iPhone sales. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS) by .
People check their cellphones outside the Apple store (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 8 may not feature gigabit support and will stick with 4G LTE technology as well as developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip….reports Asian Lite News

NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People check their cellphones outside the Apple store at the Grand Central Terminal in New York, United States, April 28, 2016. Apple Inc. on Tuesday released fiscal results for the second quarter of 2016, which showed the first year-over-year slump of both quarterly revenue and profit since 2003 and the first ever drop in iPhone sales. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS) by .
People check their cellphones outside the Apple store (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 may not include next generation gigabit support and the company will stick to 4G LTE technology, media reported.

“Apple’s decision to leave out the faster gigabit chip found in the competing Galaxy S8 from Samsung could be because of how it sources modems,” tech website zdnet.com reported on Monday.

Gigabit connectivity offers fibre-like speeds via wireless and is supposed to be 50-100 times faster.

Apple has partnered with Qualcomm and Intel for modems, of which only Qualcomm offers a modem which is capable of one gigabit download speeds.

Apple is also reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Apple Neural Engine, that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices.

The chip is also said to improve battery life and the overall performance of Apple devices.

With the new chip, Apple seeks to separate the computationally intensive tasks from the iPhone’s processor and graphics chip.

Apple is rumoured to launch iPhone 8 later this year.