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Thanks to Apple-Qualcomm legal fight, upcoming iPhones are expected to come without support for new super-fast LTE networks

I venture to say that the novel Apple vs. Qualcomm It hasn't even reached its second act yet, but we already have the prospect of the first death of an important character.

According to information from Bloomberg, upcoming iPhones go unsupported 1Gbps LTE networks Since all the competition is already offering in their new flagships, it is worth noting precisely because of the legal fight with the processor giant.

Three major US carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, as well as several from a number of countries around the world, have already committed to making a new generation of LTE available to the public by the end of the year. 50x faster than today (!) And capable of transfer rates of up to 1 gigabit per second (theoretically, around 125MB / s).

Qualcomm, to date, is the only manufacturer in the world to offer LTE signal chips supporting the new super-fast networks, and several of the world's leading smartphone makers have already tried to include the small modem in their handsets even though, For now, support means basically nothing in practice, as the technology is still in the final stages of implementation. Still, giants in the world of telephony like the Galaxy S8, HTC U11 and LG G6 already boast of being ready for the future of mobile internet (when it is about to arrive, that is).

O “IPhone X” / ”iPhone 8”as well as the likely ones “IPhones 7s / 7s Plus”However, I won't have this valuable marketing letter up my sleeve. That's because Apple, in the midst of a tense legal fight with Qualcomm, wants to reduce its chip maker dependency and will therefore employ a mix in its next smartphones; some will turn on their current enemy's chips, while others will be equipped with Intel, what can't stand the LTE Gigabit. So that there is no difference between the two types of iPhone, Ma will limit the maximum speed of the fastest.

The only scenario in which Apple would release super-fast LTE to users of upcoming iPhones follows the Bloomberg, would be one in which Intel could develop a chip also capable of supporting the new technology; The company, however, seems to be behind schedule and probably not able to launch the new piece in time for the release of Ma's next smartphones. So, apparently, nothing done.

Of course, in practice, this loss basically despicable For at least another year, since LTE Gigabit is still barely making its first steps. And, you see, I'm referring here to users from all over the world, including countries where technology comes first if we are to consider the mobile internet experience in the world. Brazilrest assured that Apple can launch five more generations of iPhone without support for the new LTE, and no one notices the slightest difference.

via 9to5Mac