Apple touts its A16 Bionic as a “proven powerhouse,” which may be why it’s been transformed into the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus 15 and 15 Plus. This left some consumers wondering whether the Cupertino giant had also recycled the A16 Bionic processor from the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus 14 Pro and Pro Max to make its new models.
Well, according to the iFixit leader Shahram MokhtariThat’s not the case. Device repair enthusiasts claim that during the teardown of the two new vanilla iPhones, they have discovered the 5G modem in the two new vanilla iPhones and it is a new model.
iFixit claims that the entire iPhone 15 lineup comes with the Snapdragon X70 Snapdragon X70 (or SDX70M) 5G modem, compared to yesterday’s Snapdragon X65. These are two external modems that can be found alongside the A16 Bionic or A17 Pro supplied by Qualcomm (like their successors in the coming years), and that will bring satellite emergency SOS to vanilla iPhones in 2023, and although compared to their Pro counterparts.
The inner workings of the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus also support other fancy new location-based “safety” features, like satellite roadside assistance and collision detection (but also the Watch Series 9, which comes with a satellite alert system). Watch Series 9 (Sip of Watch Series 9). They also share the latest version of Apple UWB with the 15 Pro and Pro Max, although the “Thread Networking technology” remains exclusive to the A17 Pro-powered models for potentially improved integration with smart home systems.
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