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Apple iPhone 6s may have faster LTE and longer battery life

Apple iPhone 6s may have faster LTE and longer battery life
Apple iPhone 6s may have faster LTE and longer battery life
Internal image shows an integrated Qualcomm MDM9635M 9x35 Gobi modem for reduced power consumption and faster LTE speeds.

If recent photos prove to be true, then the inevitable iPhone 6s will have an upgraded Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE modem over the one in the original iPhone 6. The new model will feature LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Cat. 6 for theoretical download speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s. Qualcomm first announced this 4th generation multi-mode chip at the end of 2013.

The MDM9635M almost doubles the theoretical LTE speed of the MDM9625M in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus while consuming less battery power. However, upload speed remains identical between the two Qualcomm chips at 50 Mbit/s.

Other details from the image show a smaller motherboard for the iPhone 6s. The additional free space may be used for a larger battery. Note that the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s also used an older generation Qualcomm MDM9615M modem.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-07- 3 (Update: 2015-07- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.