For more that the iPhone 8 is finally incorporating features that are already known by the competition such as, for example, the wireless charging, it still will be behind its main competitor, the Galaxy S8, in terms of mobile data technology.
The laptop, which may make the smartphone more expensive ever sold by Apple, it will not bring the skills of connection, 4G advanced, leaving aside the promising Gigabit LTE.
Such a feature is present in Galaxy S8 — both in the version sold here and in north america- and warrants to the smartphone of the Samsung the first place in relation to the speed of data transmission in mobile networks.
With apple moving away increasingly more of the solutions from Qualcomm, and choosing to use modems from Intel, has no where to run, seeing that the last solution presented by your supplier of chips does not bring the technology.
For more Gigabit LTE is not yet so popular, the decision to ‘jump’ a promising technology in a device so expensive it may have negative results in relation to the number of sales, especially when several mobile operators are already preparing to embrace the new standard.
The own Qualcomm expects that this year, more than 10 smartphone models incorporate the Gigabit LTE on your hardware — that is, we are clearly talking of a new pattern of the market.
In the U.S. mobile operator T-Mobile will be one of the first to offer the service this year, and the rest of the world should also be the trend, adopting the standard that promises to navigation up to 18 times faster than the 4G LTE common.
Gigabit LTE is also quite expected by mobile operators, since it may become a more efficient network, supporting a higher number of connections and data traffic.
One of the reasons why Qualcomm has led the Apple to the courts has to do with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, other devices where Apple chose to use two different types of suppliers of modems.
Models of T-Mobile and AT&T, for example, used Intel chips, while Verizon and Sprint had with the solutions from Intel.
Qualcomm claimed that Apple ‘limited’ the performance of the modem in the models T-Mobile and AT&T so that the speed of transfer of data to compare to from Intel — so basically it was as if she ‘capando’ the performance of these devices.
The company of Tim Cook acknowledged Qualcomm ‘collect royalties unjustly expensive in a technology that it has not helped to create’, and with this, the relationship between the two companies was shaken.