6 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 14 & 6 Reasons Not To
Wait for Better Data Speeds
The 2022 iPhones will likely have much faster data speeds thanks to a new modem from Qualcomm.
Last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X65 which takes its place as the first 10 Gigabit modem/system for smartphones.
According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 65X is capable of theoretical data speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. Devices probably won't hit those speeds in the real world, but we should still see faster overall 5G speeds.
In addition, the company says the new system will enhance "power efficiency and performance for users" and provide enhanced coverage for mmWave and sub-6 GHz bands.
Qualcomm's also announced some upgrades to the Snapdragon X65 which include improved power efficiency and support for wider mmWave carriers. The company notes this is a requirement ahead of the rollout of 5G mmWave networks in China.
The company has also announced a new 5G Snapdragon X70 modem which is expected to launch in devices later on this year. It probably won't make it into the iPhone 14 but there's a chance it emerges inside the iPhone 15 series.
Apple's been working on its own 5G modem in an effort to shed Qualcomm as its supplier, but according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company's efforts have "failed."
This means "Qualcomm will remain exclusive supplier for 5G chips of 2H23 new iPhones," also known as the iPhone 15.