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New iPhone 6 component leak may reveal a key feature no one’s been talking about

Updated 4 years ago
iPhone 6 Rumors: LTE Data Speeds
Image: Sahanan Yogarasa

Another day, another rumor about the iPhone 6’s internal specs. According to GeekBar, the upcoming Apple iPhone will pack a Qualcomm MDM9625 LTE modem that will let it offer theoretical speeds of up to 150mbps (Category 4), rather than 300mbps (Category 6), an LTE speed certain Android devices already support.

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Obviously, those maximum theoretical data speeds can be achieved only on LTE networks that actually support such technology. As MacRumors points out, LTE Advanced networks have yet to be rolled out in most markets

The MDM9625 is an improvement over the MDM9616 found inside the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s when it comes to LTE speeds, and should offer better performance (carrier aggregation) and lower operating temperatures.

An earlier report from VentureBeat suggested the iPhone 6 would support 300mbps LTE speeds, at least in those markets where such theoretical LTE data speeds would be available.

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at a special event scheduled for September 9.

An image showing this alleged iPhone 6 modem follows below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.