Back in June, it was reported that the upcoming iPhone 6 may feature a Category 6 modem which is capable of speeds of up to 300 MBPS, but lacking LTE-Advanced networks support. However, this might not be the case as another new photo leaked by GeekBar hints that the smartphone might come with a Category 4 modem instead.
The photo revealed by GeekBar shows an alleged logic board of iPhone 6 with a faster Qualcomm MDM9625 LTE modem. The chip was announced back in 2012 and supports speeds of up to 150 MBPS with improved LTE Networking. As a reference, the current iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 use Qualcomm’s MDM9615 chip. Instead, the MDM9625 is more superior and durable than the latter as it can perform heavy tasks under low temperature. The chip also includes support for LTE Advanced networks, which is not available in some countries yet.
Competitors such as Samsung and LG have already included Category 6 modem in their smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A and LG G3 Cat.6, but it seems that Apple is not going to follow their trail anytime soon.
GeekBar also revealed a leaked schematic of the iPhone 6 yesterday showing support for NFC and a NAND flash chip which was mistakenly thought to be the 1 GB RAM in the device.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 on September 9 and will be available in 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models. However, the 4.7 inch model will likely land in markets a week later after its announcement while the latter will be released by the end of this year due to production issues. Both the devices are expected to feature a faster A8 chipset, an improved camera, Touch ID, NFC, a faster 802.11ac WiFi and iOS 8 operating system.