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Apple may skip gigabit support in iPhone 8; will stick to 4G LTE tech

Gigabit connectivity offers fibre-like speeds and is supposed to be 50-100 times faster

IANS  |  San Francisco 

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Apple is rumoured to launch iPhone 8 later this year. Photo: Reuters

Apple's upcoming may not include next generation and the company will stick to technology, media reported.

"Apple's decision to leave out the faster gigabit chip found in the competing from could be because of how it sources modems," tech website reported on Monday.

Gigabit connectivity offers fibre-like speeds via wireless and is supposed to be 50-100 times faster.

has partnered with and Intel for modems, of which only offers a modem which is capable of one-gigabit download speeds.

is also reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Neural Engine, that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices.

The chip is also said to improve battery life and the overall performance of devices.

With the new chip, seeks to separate the computationally intensive tasks from the iPhone's processor and graphics chip.

is rumoured to launch later this year.


First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 15:46 IST