Upcoming iPhone 8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones this year and in recent months several rumors have surfaced showing off different features of the device. Recently, a Bloomberg report have revealed that the upcoming iPhone will not come with the support for next generation gigabit networks due to its suppliers of modems.
While Apple partners with both Intel and Qualcomm for modems, only Qualcomm offers modems capable of 1 gigabit download speed. According to the Bloomberg report mentioned earlier, Apple won’t have the similar modem ready before the iPhone 8 enters its production stage.
This comes after Apple accused Qualcomm of withholding contractual payments. Apart from Apple, FTC also accused the chip maker of illegal monopoly and using anti-competitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over semiconductor supply.
This news is little bit disappointing given that the gigabit connectivity offers fiber like speed and US carriers have mentioned that they will be rolling out support later this year.
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