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4/11/2017 03:20 AM EDT
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Alterethica
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Alterethica   4/12/2017 5:24:15 AM
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Doug_S   4/11/2017 6:12:40 PM
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I bet Apple did, and I think it makes perfect sense. Why would you want that sort of a difference causing people angst over nothing? It isn't as if there are many places in the US where LTE cat 11 or 12 comes into play, or that there's much use for a speed that high. You can't watch a YouTube video any faster. Is downloading an iOS update a few seconds faster that big of a deal?

A couple years ago Apple dual sourced the A9 SoC in the iPhone 6S, from TSMC and Samsung. The TSMC version was shown to have notably lower power consumption, and likely could have had a higher default clock. Obviously that would be a terrible idea, as people 'in the know' would be buying and returning iPhones until they got one with the 'right' SoC (which a few people did anyway just to get the slightly improved battery life)

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jsb344   4/11/2017 2:02:41 PM
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I wonder whether Intel could be involved with Apple's decision to throttle Qualcomm modems. Seems like a very Intel thing to do given their ego and the massive performance desparity..

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