The iPhone 14 is likely to have stronger 5G performance than its predecessors when it launches this fall. The iPhone 13 already has fast connectivity, but the next iOS handset will have an advantage thanks to a new modem in the 2022 release.
The most important of these is improved connectivity in locations where 5G signals are poor.
The iPhone 14 is expected to have even stronger 5G capabilities
The iPhone 12 will be the first to support 5G in 2020. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem is used. The iPhone 13 will be released in 2021, along with the X60. In 2022, the iPhone 14 is scheduled to be released alongside the X65.
Standard 5G connectivity is provided via the X55. To improve connectivity, the X60 can integrate signals from sub-6GHz and mmWave networks. It also consumes less energy.
In addition, when the 5G signal is weak, the X65 featured in the Samsung Galaxy S22 provides greater performance. According to PCMag, “S22 devices consistently show stronger signal strength than identical S21 models running Qualcomm’s previous generation X60 modem under extremely low signal situations (LTE signal below -120dBm).”
There are a lot of regions with weak signal because wireless carriers are currently building out their 5G networks.
Other enhancements in the X65 include 10 Gbps connections, up from the current 7.5 Gbps top speed. The battery drain has also been decreased.
Although no official announcement has been made, it is commonly assumed that the iPhone 14 will employ the Snapdragon X65 processor.
With the introduction of iPhone modems, it became evident that Apple and Qualcomm needed to sign a multi-year agreement. However, this was only accomplished after a protracted court battle.
That’s why Apple is working on a 5G modem of its own. Perhaps the iPhone 14 is the final iPhone to employ Qualcomm’s modem.