Are you on the iOS beta? Only time I have seen the carrier update (with Verizon) is when I had the beta loaded on the new iPhone Max.There may be some carrier updates coming in the next week or two. That usually happens with with every iPhone release. I got a carrier update from Verizon on my Max yesterday. My Max gets 5 bars in my house, compared to the 4 with my X. However, when I do speed tests, I see more fluctuations on the Max compared to the X. For example, I run the speedtest with wifi off and get 40 Mbps DL speed from Verizon. Run it again right afterwards and it jumps to 65 Mbps.
That ad is classic, given the contextOk. Here is the real test. AT&T user here. So, I’m getting 180-190 mbps when I’m out and about. The thing is, I always had sucky reception at my place. Always. I didn’t mind because at home, I just use WiFi. But I always got 3-5 mbps at home using cellular. That was a guarantee. Never failed. I was expecting the same with the new Max but lo and behold!! Surprised me. For some reason, it’s not giving me the option to post an image? I can’t scroll down to the image icon on my Max. Anyone having this problem on Tapatalk?
Had to log in from Macrumors website. Here is the image. At least 25 mbps more now.
I could see that. 30 mbps is not nothing to boast about nowadays. But as a customer where I would get crappy reception, now it pans out. Don’t care if people believe me or not. At the end, I’m the winner with the new phone’s antennas.That ad is classic, given the context
Huh?On ATT. Signal (bars) are about the same, if not slightly better at my house. But when I connect to LTE? Speeds are 5x faster whereas I’d only get about 10 before on 1 bar.
2 bars I got 67 mbps last night where I previously had no signal outside my house before.
That seems to be the thinking in the other forum thread linked below. People who went from Qualcomm to Intel may see worsening in fringe areas while those who went from Intel to Intel may see an improvement. Both groups can see faster LTE signal due to carrier aggregation and 4 MIMO implemented in XS and XS Max. And everything else equal reception in bad areas was best in 8 and slightly worse in X, with even worse reception could be in XS Max given suspected antenna RF issues.XS Max is definitely improved from my AT&T X with an intel modem.
I have a feeling those with Qualcomm modems will be a little disappointed. The Max with Intel still seems slightly slower than my 7+ with Qualcomm. But it’s def improved from the X.
I’m in the Phoenix area and all day my speeds have been nuts. 100+ in many areas.I looked in this morning just to see if anyone else was noticing worse reception. This seems far worse for me than my 8+. Data speeds for downloading apps are abysmal for me right now and an area that before was weak but usable now has ‘No Service’ with my XS. Leaving to drive to Phoenix on Monday. Guess that’ll be a good test and I suppose I’ll take my box along in case it doesn’t perform well.