Apple’s iPhone is still one of the most popular smartphones in the world, with more than 216 million units sold last year. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
If you paid top dollar for the iPhone X and Apple Inc.'s other flagship smartphones expecting the fastest mobile internet speeds around, you won't like these results. Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and $1,000 iPhone X trail the latest smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google in download speeds, according to data from Ookla LLC, a company that provides the most popular online service for measuring the speed of an internet connection with its Speedtest app and website.Web speeds aren't the only important device speed metric.Apple uses a mix of modems from Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. in the newest iPhones.Verizon and Sprint models in addition to those purchased without a carrier from an Apple retail store use Qualcomm components, while the phones designed for AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. use cellular modems from Intel.Qualcomm's latest modems are usually speedier than the ones built by Intel, but Apple uses software to keep the speeds of the Qualcomm chips closer to that of the Intel devices.Apple has pared back its reliance on Qualcomm and used Intel modems for some of its phones.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE