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The Apple iPhone 8 is the most talked about topic these days when it comes to upcoming smartphones. At the moment, the Apple fans are very excited for the release of the upcoming iPhone 8. The specs of the 2017 iPhone flagship smartphone are pretty impressive and we cannot wait to see the actual device, however, according to a new report, the device might not be advanced as its Android competitors when it comes to high-speed internet connectivity.

Apple’s market becomes vulnerable if this report is true

According to a new report by news site Bloomberg, the iPhone 8 might not come with the support for Gigabit LTE or high-speed internet. Several other smartphone manufacturers and US-based carriers have, in the meantime, already confirmed that their future devices and networks will be carrying Gigabit LTE support.

The smartphone – iPhone 8 – might be the most awaited smartphone of all time but this new report by Bloomberg could make the Apple fans think twice before buying the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 may already by lagging behind its Android competitors when it is finally launched – even when the Silicon Valley giant is not expected to unveil the iPhone 8 until September.

The iPhone 8 will not include support for the next generation Gigabit LTE networks, which delivers super high speed internet, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says, “Typically 4G LTE offers speeds from 5 Mbps to 100 Mbps, depending on your network and location.” The Gigabit LTE will, however, be able to reach speeds of between 500 Mbps and 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps), which means that the user will be able to download a complete movie in only a couple of seconds.

Shares of Apple fall after release of Bloomberg’s report

The Galaxy S8 smartphone, made by Samsung, already supports Gigabit LTE. In addition to this, the Samsung’s Note 8 that is expected to be released in August will support Gigabit LTE as well. Later this week, wireless carriers in the United States have already announced plans to roll out Gigabit LTE networks, which according to the tech news outlet “users with an iPhone 8 won’t be able to use.”

This may not be a problem initially but it will become a problem over the lifespan of the iPhone 8 as Gigabit LTE becomes more readily available. The reason why the upcoming flagship phone would not support Gigabit LTE is because the smartphone making giant decided to source chips from Intel instead of Qualcomm. The Qualcomm chips already offer support for Gigabit LTE but the Intel chips would not until next year. A report by news site Reuters, shares of Apple Inc. dropped more than 3% on Friday after the release of the Bloomberg report.

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