Next iPhones may not support gigabit LTE speeds

A new report out today says Apple will use both Qualcomm and Intel modems for its trio of upcoming iPhones, reprising the strategy it employed last year for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And like last year, this means the company will resort to throttling Qualcomm’s modems in order to ensure that they perform at the same level as Intel’s.

While Qualcomm already has a modem that can theoretically reach gigabit LTE speeds (and this is included in the Snapdragon 835 chipset that powers 2017’s Android flagships), Intel isn’t there yet. It’s reportedly working on a modem with similar capabilities,…

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