Apple could sacrifice iPhone 8 gigabit data support: Report

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Apple isn’t planning to include support for next-generation gigabit networks with its new iPhone rumored to be released this fall, according to Bloomberg.

As CNET shadowed earlier this year, Apple’s decision to leave out the faster gigabit chip found in the competing Galaxy S8 from Samsung could be because of how it sources modems.

Apple partners with both Qualcomm and Intel for modems, and only Qualcomm offers a modem capable of 1 gigabit download speeds. Bloomberg reported Intel won’t have a modem with same capability ready until after the iPhone 8 enters production.

Thus, Apple will stick with 4G LTE in its iPhone 8,…

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