2018 upcoming iPhones may be slower than Android Phones: Rumours
It is reported that Apple is going to make some big changes to its upcoming iPhones’ chips, which means that new 2018 iPhones may become slower than rival Android phones.
Till date, the tech giant Apple has been using Intel 4G chips for some of its iPhones and Qualcomm chips for others.
Qualcomm which is a major supplier of smartphones 4G chips said that it is not expecting to supply modems for any upcoming Apple iPhones.
Qualcomm financial chief George Davis said “We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor’s modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release,”
On the other hand, Cristiano Amon, the head of Qualcomm’s chip business thinks little different. “This is a very dynamic industry,” he said during the earnings call. “If the opportunity presents itself, I think we will be a supplier of Apple.”
From last year, Apple and Qualcomm both are in a fight over patents. Previously, Qualcomm was the sole supplier of all modems for iPhones but now the things have been changed and now Apple uses Intel 4G chips in almost half of its iPhones, particularly iPhones running on T-Mobile and AT&T networks. Though this move gave Apple an edge over Qualcomm Apple is also facing criticism from consumers by limiting their network speeds.
Although Qualcomm didn’t comment that which company will supply modems to Apple for its next iPhones but it is believed that it would be Intel. As far as speeds are concerned, Qualcomm-powered smartphones, as per the speed tests, proved to have faster network speeds than Intel processors devices.
Shrout Research analyst Ryan Shrout tweeted “Qualcomm will be the best performing 4G and 5G modem for a LONG TIME so now its [sic] time for Android makers, and QC, and cellular carriers, to start making noise on this,”
On these remarks from Qualcomm, the tech giant, Apple and Intel have declined to comment.
Earlier, the Qualcomm has accused the Cupertino-based company that to match iPhones having Intel chips, the Apple had deliberately slowed down the speeds of Qualcomm-powered iPhones.
Qualcomm, in a blog post, said, “Overall, the cellular performance of Android smartphones based on the Snapdragon 845 outpaced the Intel devices in every evaluated metric,”