What's the deal with the Intel modem phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by seadragon, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Are they really that bad? I've been reading posts about poor LTE performance and bluetooth skipping problems with models containing the Intel modem. Unfortunately, here in Canada, that is the only model Apple sells.
  2. pcunite macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2010
    I don't know. I've read that if you buy directly from Apple you'll get the Qualcomm modem.
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    Are you sure? I thought if you bought it directly through Apple you get an Intel version for ATT/T-Mobile and Qualcomm for Verizon/Sprint. I did hear that Best Buy only sells the Qualcomm model though.
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502a

    Jul 28, 2015
  5. seadragon thread starter Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    I think that is true in the US. In Canada, the Apple Store only sells the A1784 model which is the one with the Intel modem.
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    Thanks... I appreciate the link. I'll read through that thread.
  6. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    Honestly, I've had the Intel version (AT&T) from day 1, and have had no issues... Sometimes i think people like to complain just to complain.
  7. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    I don't know if that is the case or not. I have the blue-tooth skipping issue. Is it enough to make the phone not worth it? No. It is highly annoying when you're listening to a podcast. For the price we've paid for these things there shouldn't be massive amounts of hardware issues. Software is understandable somewhat.
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Intel with T-Mobile here. No issues with Bluetooth skipping. Using cheap Amazon wireless headphones too. Not noticed any speed difference from my 6s.
  9. jshtroutman macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2016
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My introduction day att 7+ has shown no symptoms of a problem and I use two different wireless headphones often. Not saying there is not a problem but my music has played with out flaw.

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