The upcoming new iPhone model from Apple could deliver better Internet connecting capabilities as well as longer lasting battery life, all made possible via a new chip component.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the next iPhone version (said to be called the iPhone 6S) will sport the MDM9635M, a new chip developed by Qualcomm, one of the leading manufacturers of chips for mobile devices today.
The MDM9635M chip was actually first unveiled by Qualcomm back in 2013, but it was only in 2014 that it went into mass production. This chip is capable of achieving theoretical download speeds of 300 mbps on carrier long term evolution (LTE) networks. That is easily twice the speeds of Apple’s current flagship devices, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, which were clocked at only 150 mbps.
If this latest report turns out to be true, mobile users around the world will now have another reason to be excited about the next iPhone that will soon hit stores everywhere. iPhones are an important of Apple’s business. During the first quarter of 2015, Apple managed to post a revenue of $40.3 billion from selling a staggering 61.2 million iPhones across the globe. What is even more remarkable is that those figures are up 55 percent and 40 percent respectively from the previous year’s numbers.
And now with the upcoming release of the iPhone 6S device, Apple’s sales numbers will surely be boosted anew. The company normally releases a new iPhone model once a year, and each new release often comes with enhanced specifications and even new designs, and each and every time, Apple’s iPhone sales figures go up. By fall of this year when the iPhone 6S gets launched (probably), Apple is likely looking at a home run again in terms of its iPhone sales.
Apple has always been good at keeping secrets regarding upcoming new product launches, but that has not stopped industry watchers and casual mobile users from speculating. As a matter of fact, it is rumored that the iPhone 6S will have a design similar to its predecessors (the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus), but will likely be thicker in order to house a larger battery.
Speaking of battery, the infusion of the new Qualcomm high end LTE chip to the iPhone 6S is expected to prolong the handset’s battery life. Qualcomm has been on a quest to create more power efficient chips in the last few years, and it appears that its MDM9635M chip will deliver in that area. But exactly how much battery life improvement are we looking at here? Nothing is certain at this point, so we will have to wait until Apple officially unveils the iPhone 6S.
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