The iPhone 6 should feature a Qualcomm modem that would make LTE download speeds 50 per cent faster.
A fresh report states that the iPhone 6 will feature a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would offer download speeds of 150 megabits per second. These speeds would provide 4G LTE download speeds 50 per cent faster than the current iPhone 5S.
The third-generation Qualcomm LTE chipset was originally announced back in February 2012 and could offer marked upgrades to the current iPhone cellular download speeds.
The iPhone 5S is capable of a maximum 100Mbps download speed.
Previously rumours had teased that the iPhone 6 may come with support for LTE Category 6, which could mean super-fast download speeds of up to 300Mbps. The latest report suggests that the iPhone 6 is limited to CAT 4 LTE compatibility.
However, it’s not such bad news for UK consumers. Currently CAT 6 LTE isn’t yet mainstream in countries outside of South Korea.
It would therefore make sense for Apple to opt for a slightly older chip with LTE Advanced support, which would be more widely compatible with global network providers.
The Qualcomm MDM9625 chip uses a 28-nanometer manufacturing process that not only boosts download speeds, but improves performance and power consumption in compared to the previous generation chips found in phones like the iPhone 5S.
Battery efficiency is supposedly a top priority for Apple with the iPhone 6. The new Apple A8 processor should introduce minor performance enhancements, but its main focus is to make the iPhone 6 more energy efficient.
Expected to launch on September 9, the iPhone 6 is tipped to come with a choice of 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen sizes. It should come with a refined design with rounded edges and a slimmer profile to boot.
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