.alpha, 26 Jul 2018That's just reported speed from the Qualcomm driver, not the actually speed which is affected ... moreQualcomm doesn't need to cheat, some people like Notebookcheck routinely run network speed tests with the whole phone, of course that's including the antenna design and everything else, and the throttled iPhones (due to mixing in Intel modems) rarely come on top.
playforever, 26 Jul 2018Qualcomm need to provide some funds to those popular phone review sites to add this test as pa... moreI know over a dozen iPhone users (over half of them using 2017 models), and NOT A SINGLE one of them reads tech reviews/articles or watches tech videos.
You have to understand that over 90% of iPhone sales is to people who have ZERO knowledge about tech, or whether better products are there in the market. They buy an iPhone not because they want the best smartphone, they buy an iPhone because they want to buy an iPhone.
Even today, majority of tech reviewers claim competetors have much better camera than Apple, better screen, better battery etc etc, still iPhone X is selling like hot cakes, even when better products from competetors is available 10-20% cheaper.
People are brainlessly bashing apple without knowing the entire issue.If Qualcomm doesn't force OEM then even Samsung will stop using the snapdragon in the USA and without Samsung for marketing Qualcomm will probably lose half of it's market value.
Denis Thomas, 26 Jul 2018Money Isn't everything, prestige and company name are more important. And a company like apple... more"Android is way ahead in market share "
No duh, theirs only one Apple and like 100 Androids
Luxor, 26 Jul 2018Apple is on a budget now. Switching to LG OLED, now switching to Intel modems. What else they ... moreThey always release phones above $ 900 with low spec when compared to cheaper android phone
That's just reported speed from the Qualcomm driver, not the actually speed which is affected by signal strength which is related to antenna design. All iPhones have the same antenna design so signal strength is the same. Qualcomm driver for units with Qualcomm modem just reports higher speed to cheat the test.
--VM--, 26 Jul 2018Mobile performance is more important than company nam3 ..And to have performance you need a respected company with a confirmed name that translates to best.
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2018That’s Qualcomm ‘s lost, people will still happily buy a lot of iPhones and Qualcomm gets $0. Money Isn't everything, prestige and company name are more important. And a company like apple better start playing nice because android is way ahead in marketshare, and qualcomm is an android supplier.
Apple is doomed if you ask me
So, $900 for a phone with a slower modem and an already weak signal reception, what a great steal! Next thing we know is that the next iPhones will be thermal throttling like what is happening to their i9 Macbook Pros. Ingenious business sense at it's finest! /s.
Bob007, 26 Jul 2018If apple wants everything apple ,then start manufacturing everything from scratch from proces... moreBased on the white knighting of the iphone cpu slowdowns for those with defective batteries, Apple will still manage to sell more iphones. Thanks to their loyal horde.
Apple is on a budget now. Switching to LG OLED, now switching to Intel modems. What else they will switch. Next iphone better be very cheap.
Qualcomm need to provide some funds to those popular phone review sites to add this test as part of their performance tests. That will show the inferior of Intel modem chip, eventually affect the iPhone sales.
If apple wants everything apple ,then start manufacturing everything from scratch from processors to modems to screen display ,and pass on the bill to customers who are willing to buy overpriced stuff