Apple has been alarmed and upset by reports from sources that no longer hide the company in some versions of the iPhone X (such as devices running on Verizon and Sprint networks) deliberately degraded the performance of the Qualcomm X16 wireless modem for match the lower capabilities of the Intel Modem on iPhone X versions of AT & T and T-Mobile. Now that it was reasonable, camera owners want to know exactly what variation they have in their hands.
The Qualcomm Modem X16 modem is the one that has been selected for more than iPhone X because it allows access to the CDMA network and up to 1Gbps downloads, but since the Intel chip exceeds 600Mbps, Apple has slightly “weakened” the X16 even on all other models. This shows and confirms a direct comparison with Note 8 that reaches almost double the download speeds on the iPhone X and we have a permanent connection to the same network.
Unfortunately, a similar difference also occurs between two units of the iPhone X with different modem chips, one operating on the Verizon network with Qualcomm’s proposal displaying download speeds up to 67% higher than the AT & T version with his Intel modem. If you want to get rid of the big anxiety and find out which version of the iPhone X you have, you should do it:
- Go to Settings > About > Legal > Regulatory, and write down the model number of your iPhone X;
- Alternatively, you can go to Settings > General > About, then scroll down to the Model entry, and tap on it to display the model number. Write that one down, too;
- If your iPhone X version is A1865, then you have Qualcomm’s X16 powering your data downloads, go take a lottery ticket;
- If the model is A1901, then you have Intel inside, and may experience some slower download speeds in areas with wonky signal, at least in theory;
- There is a third model, as you can see from Apple’s own country and carrier model listings above, which adds support for Sony’s FeliCa contactless payments on iD and QuicPay as well as Suica support on JR East. It is exclusively for use on Softbank, AU, and NTT DoCoMo in Japan.
Apple is working closely with Intel to achieve better Internet speeds and to develop and develop 5G modems hosted in the next-generation iPhone in hopes that the company will exit Qualcomm and remove it from its list of suppliers.