Apple’s New iPhones May Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links

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  1. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
  2. corduroygt macrumors regular

    May 29, 2005
    New York, NY
    Apple does not care since the S version will have them and yes you will buy it.
  3. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Give me better and more stable WiFi! That's where 98% of my iPhone usage is and when I'm using it outside of WiFi I'm taking pictures or doing directions. I'd rather wait for the technology to mature a bit as well - I got one of the first Android phones to use LTE and it was not a great experience. So I don't really care.
  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Err, wake me up when real life carriers actually max out the basic LTE throughput. Seriously, in many countries, LTE just means lower latency or being able to get something since it's less congested. Actual speed often times are not even faster than theoretical 3G/3.5G throughput. So even is Apple is "behind," by the time real life speed of carriers catch up, we will be using iPhone 12S.
  5. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Not uncommon micro-sacrifice you make with iPhone.

    Doubt it deters many from upgrading.
  6. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I'd be happy with 150 down sustained, much less one gigabyte.
  7. Pastormac1usa macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2012
    This is exactly the question I asked less than a month ago. I was waiting for some mention, any mention, of the 600 MHz band in the discussion of the new iPads. Only a slight note of "LTE availability" was given. Qualcomm has the better LTE chipsets right now but the legal dustup between Apple & Qualcomm invariably means Intel baseband chips in the new iPads & iPhones. T-Mobile already has tipped their hand that the 600 MHz block is going to be the new foundation for their network, including 5G, and the marketing machine known as John Legere is going to be pounding the 1 Gbps speeds over 4G LTE available this fall. I tweeted Neville Ray about the new iPads and his answer was "Ask Apple." It does seem Apple has been behind the 8 ball when it comes to cell data speeds which the Bloomberg article points out but I'm suspecting this time might be different in consumers' eyes because Apple's offering now is a much more mature market than when the 3 or 3GS came out. If the Qualcomm chipset will be partially disabled until the lawsuit is resolved, you can bet Samsung, the Pixel, etc already are in pre-production w/ side by side demos noting Apple's phone is hamstrung.
  8. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    As if we would actually be able to hit max LTE speeds anyways. No biggie. I spend 99% of my day on wifi anyways, which is personally far more realiable than a cell providers network.
  9. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    LTE was awesome in my area. That was until everyone got LTE phones.
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My WiFi is blistering fast so does not matter to me but those who down load movies will be able to do it faster. This will not stop me from buying the 8 for sure.
  11. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    OK but this is about cellular speed not WiFi
  12. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Couldn't care less. I have wifi access most of the time, and even when I don't, I can already stream Netflix HD content at the current LTE speed.
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Nice story re LTE speeds. Nervous Nellies dropped Apple share price. Re
    buttle editorial written showing we don't even need it now.
  14. elev8d macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    Bluetooth 5 is more of a concern for me. Really hoping they don't drop the ball there.
  15. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its nice to have available but its mostly for bragging rights.
    What do you need 1GB speeds on your phone for?
    I can stream movies and any such content fine with as low as 5-10mbps.
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Even if the new iPhone had such ability, the chances of the U.S. carriers rolling out that kind of speed at the same time is slim to none, in my opinion. I agree with AJ. If the article is true, I don't see it as a negative for me not buying the new phone, provided there are new features to warrant a purchase.
  18. Ralfi macrumors 68020


    Dec 22, 2016
    I've had 200mbps within LTE+ areas here, on a 6s.

    I'm not concerned if the best available chip today isn't included in the 8.
  19. j2ee Suspended


    Apr 21, 2015
    Then it will be like 4g for android 3g for iphone

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