With the launch of the latest version of iPhone, Intel made its foray into the Apple brand. The iPhone 7 comes in two variants: the Intel modem version and the Qualcomm version. According to a recent study, it was found out that iPhone 7 which has the Intel version, is giving a much slower performance than the device equipped with Qualcomm’s model. According to the tests, data studies showed that the storage of the 32GB model was 200Mbps slower than the 128GB version of the iPhone 7. The 32GB variant showed around 40Mbps, whereas the 128GB model showed more than 300Mbps, which is around eight times faster.
Some of the results showed the devices with the Intel chip scored somewhere between 30 and 75 percent poorer than the Qualcomm iPhone 7 Plus devices on the 4G network which means poorer reception and slower speeds which are probably a worse reception than the iPhone 6S. As it is, users generally blame network operators during signal drops on their smartphone devices or during slower data speeds, but according to these tests, at times it is not the fault of the network provider alone. While this is a shame for both Apple and Intel, none of them has commented so far on the findings. As for the users, they should be careful while buying the device; here is how to make sure, you choose the faster one:
Check the Model
Users need to check the Apple website for specifications. They have manufactured two variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to Intel and Qualcomm models. Consumers should check at the back of the devices, for the model number. The Model A1660 and Model A1661 means that the devices have a Qualcomm modem. While, Model A1778 and Model A1784 are powered by an Intel modem.
Check the network provider
In many countries, especially in the US, network carriers also sell the iPhone devices. Modem makers and carriers generally work closely to achieve it. For example, Sprint and Verizon trade the Qualcomm-powered iPhone, while T-Mobile and AT&T do the Intel-equipped iPhone.
Qualcomm has been a long time supporter of Apple, at least much longer than Intel so inevitably it has more to offer its customer in various ways. It remains to be seen, where does the new relationship between Apple and Intel go.