Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next generation iPhone 6S will support higher download speeds up to 300 Mbps with the help of MDM9635M chip from QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). The current iPhone models 6 and 6 Plus supports download speeds up to 150 Mbps. It is a significant improvement for daily users, who want to enjoy watching movies, videos etc at higher blazing speeds.
The download speed will depend on the quality of the cellular networks. The users are likely to enjoy download speeds up to 225Mbps in actual conditions. The gobi platform 9×35 will allow doubling LTE download speed. Its upload speed remains same at 50 Mbps.
Another feature is that the new modem chip is developed using 24 nm manufacturing process. It is more compact when compared to the chips used in the existing iPhone models. It also reduces heat generation under intense downloads.
The company also developed a narrower and compact motherboard for iPhone 6S. The new model can be fitted with a bigger battery that gives more operating time for the users.
It consumes less power when compared to the previous modem chip 9×25. Therefore, it offers more battery life for the users. It also paves the way for introducing slimmer iPhones in the future. However, Apple has not made dimensional changes to the iPhone 6S.
Though Qualcomm has unveiled the 9×35 modem chip in 2013, it took more time to launch the standard product because of production lags. It was earlier used in the Galaxy S5 Model of Samsung, a South Korean Phone Maker.
The iPhone 6S is now in category 6 in terms of speed and reduces network response time for the users to experience blistering performance and speed. It allows running applications concurrently and smoothly.
According to Qualcomm, the new chip also supports existing cellular network technologies such as CDMA 1x, EVDO Rev. B, DC-HSPA, and TD-SCDMA. The new chip also allows the phone makers to introduce slimmer models while enhancing the efficiency.
Jeff Kagan, an analyst based in Atlanta, said Apple is likely to enhance the battery life of iPhone 6S adopting better programming.