Not like this would make any difference to Apple fanboys (“after all, if you don’t have an iPhone . . . well, you don’t have an iPhone”) but according to a recent study by Ookla, the latest iPhones fall behind the Samsung and Google smartphones where download speeds are concerned.

Bloomberg, citing a report by Ookla, stated that Samsung and Google phones typically load websites and stream video content faster than the iPhone. That’s not all – this also ensures sharper quality when one’s on a video call. The iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones in the market – after all, it’s not just a piece of technology, its also supposed to be some sort of a statement. Almost every Apple launch is rigorously followed in the media and their items usually receive glowing reviews.


“With both LTE-Advanced speeds and Apple’s custom-designed A11 Bionic, the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X provide an incredibly fast wireless experience that can easily handle today’s most demanding tasks,” an Apple spokeswoman said in a statement, according to Bloomberg Quint. “With up to 27 LTE bands, more than any other smartphone in the world, these iPhones also provide the best worldwide LTE coverage.”



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Ookla’s study found that while the Galaxy S9+ recorded average speeds of 38.2 Mbps and Google’s Pixel 2 XL recorded speeds of 33.9 Mbps, the iPhone averaged a speed of 31.5 Mbps on Verizon Communications Inc.’s wireless network. As of now, it is unclear whether this will affect Apple’s business.

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