The iPhone 15 Pro could come with better 5G connectivity. This is evident from data from SpeedSmart (via 9to5Mac), indicating that the iPhone 15 Pro will offer up to 24 percent faster 5G download speeds compared to its iPhone 14 Pro predecessor.
As SpeedSmart’s data shows, the biggest jump was on Verizon’s network, which showed an average download speed of 195.83 Mbps on the iPhone 14 Pro, compared to 243.06 Mbps on the iPhone 15 Pro. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro on T-Mobile had the fastest average 5G download speeds of 300.92 Mbps, compared to 204.34 Mbps on AT&T.
Despite this significant change, upload speeds increased only slightly across all three major providers. The reason for the improvement probably has to do with an upgrade of the modem of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
While Apple didn’t mention what type of modem the devices come with, SpeedSmart says the Pro models feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X70 modem, which the company advertises as having “unparalleled data speeds, coverage and latency.” The modem also comes with an integrated AI processor that should improve connectivity over 5G frequencies, including shortwave mmWave signals. The Snapdragon X70 modem also comes in Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series.