iPhone 6s Has Faster LTE Chip Inside

Posted by Kirhat | Monday, August 03, 2015 | | 0 comments »

iPhone 6s LTE Chip
When Apple debuts its next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 6s, it is expected that very few will be surprised by the changes. Based on previous launches, the Cupertino-based company's typical approach is to offer a slightly revised handset model every other year.

A few months before the scheduled launch (September), iPhone 6s leaks and reports are starting to flow. One of which came from Mark Gurman who has started sharing details at 9to5 Mac on what the iPhone 6s will look like.

Don't expect many visual changes, Gurman notes from the pictures of a reported iPhone 6s chassis: Look for the same design and similar size as the current model. Rumors of the Force Touch display are still in play, which could make the handset slightly thicker depending on how Apple implements the haptic touch capabilities.

Inside the iPhone 6s, however, will be a key difference that should double the handset's LTE speeds. Gurman's sources suggest an upgrade to the Qualcomm modem that will boost the phone from from a Category 4 to a Category 6 LTE device. That would mean instead of a 150 Mbps theoretical download speed, the iPhone 6s would top out at 300 Mbps in a best case scenario.

The change wouldn't be surprising, it's actually just catching up to the capabilities of other currently available smartphones. The Korean variant of last year's Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, shipped with a Category 6 LTE modem.

But Apple isn't known for pushing all of the limits when it comes to smartphones. Instead, the company focuses highly on key features that help the iPhone stand out from the crowd: Camera performance, consistency and the overall user experience.

Gurman notes that he'll have more details to share on the upcoming iPhone 6s later this week. It is expected that it will revolve around the handset's camera sensor, a slightly larger battery thanks to space savings inside the phone and details on the phone's processor and memory.

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