Will your iPhone 8 have an Intel or Qualcomm modem ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    This year I am really not even gonna stress until there's a known way to decipher which carriers have what types of Modems or Radios. There's a measureable advantage in having a Qualcomm modem. As can be seen below.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/20/iphone-7-plus-qualcomm-modem-bests-intel-modem/

    Sadly due to Apple fighting with Qualcomm IPhone 8 likely will not have Gigabit LTE speeds. As can be read below.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/9/15771622/apple-iphone-lte-gigabit-speeds-qualcomm-intel-modems

    At least Phones with Qualcomm modems work really well. Hands down my 6s Plus Qualcomm modem crushes my brothers 7 Plus with an Intel modem. I get signal and data in places he can't Period.
     
  2. chilman macrumors regular

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    I'm a bit naive abt this, how can I tell if my iphone has intel or qualcom modem. Mine is ip7, purchased in singapore. Is there a hardware code? Or all iphone 7 regardless country of origin has the intel? Tq
     
  3. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not sure I think GSM Have the Intel Modems which are as the Macrumor article shows way worse. While CDMA has a mix of both.

    This is just Apple trying to slowly get away from Qualcomm Modems but Intel isn't up to par.
     
  4. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    Good question. I will return mine until I get a Qualcomm if it is both :) . Not taking any disadvantages when it comes to signal strength.
     

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