Apple might not let iPhone 8 owners to take advantage of the new gigabit data speeds that are currently being offered in the United States. And a report from Bloomberg says it might be due to the current dispute between Apple and Qualcomm.
Most of the mobile network operators in the United States will have a newer generation of wireless data, thus being able to provide speeds up to one gigabyte per second. But, the new Apple iPhone 8 might not support the newer speeds, even if the modems installed in the phone are compatible.
The report stated, that Qualcomm offers a modem that is compatible with the higher speeds but the dispute between both the companies means that Apple might not utilise the Qualcomm chips and use chips manufactured by Intel, or it might use a mix of both.
The Intel modems currently do not support the faster speeds, and if Apple dicides to use a mixture of modems then users of the new smartphone will have a different expirience depending upon the modem that has been installed in their unit. Thus, to curb this difference, Apple might limit the speed of the Qualcomm modems it uses.
Apple and Qualcomm’s legal battle have been increasing in intensity over time. Now, Apple is also being accused of blackmailing by Qualcomm. Due to which maybe Qualcomm might simply deny Apple any of its products.
Apple currently might also be developing modem chips inside of their facilities, as their have been multiple reports regarding Apple developing their own modems.