Qualcomm MDM9645M radio confirmed in at least one 7+

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  1. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+7+Plus+Teardown/67384

    Step 13 confirms Qualcomm MDM9645M radio, thus 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM support in at least one of the models. Hopefully both models are actually Qualcomm radios this year, with the VZW/Sprint model enabling CDMA. Otherwise, the TMo version won't support their latest updates if it has an Intel radio, but the VZW/Sprint model will.
     
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  3. cdd543 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. It still needs to be confirmed that the model has four physical antennas. Couple people asked on the teardown.
     
  4. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah which if all true is a bummer. Tmobile rolls out a network enhancement yet the latest iPhone that just came out doesn't support it.
     
  5. solodogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not necessarily. Could be that the TMo and AT&T version use Qualcomm and swap CDMA support for 4x4MIMO and 256QAM capabilities. Time will tell once people can test SIM cards in different models.
     
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    What a disaster, I can't believe Apple cheap'd out on the GSM models. Tmobile users can't even use all the bands on their carrier!
     
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    Yep. It may not even have the four physical antennas needed to use 4x4 MIMO. That seems to be the last remaining puzzle piece.
     
  10. solodogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    in which case the TMo/AT&T version would be the better phone for users who don't ever plan on VZW/Sprint as their carrier since in theory it would be the more efficient radio by not having CDMA enabled. :(
     
  11. samcow macrumors regular

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    Yea it seems unlikely that either model can support 4x4, I was going to wait for official confirmation but I think Im just going to order a Tmobile version.
     

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