The iPhone 15 Pro could feature better 5G connectivity. That’s according to data from SpeedSmart (via 9to5Mac), which indicates that the iPhone 15 Pro will offer up to 24% faster 5G download speeds compared to its predecessor the iPhone 14 Pro.
As SpeedSmart data shows, the biggest increase occurred on Verizon’s network, which posted 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 at 300.92 Mbps, compared to 204.34 Mbps on AT&T.
Despite this significant change, download speeds only increased slightly across the three major carriers. The reason for this improvement is likely related to an upgrade to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max modem.
Although Apple hasn’t mentioned what type of modem comes with the devices, SpeedSmart says the Pro models are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon unparalleled.” The modem also comes with a built-in AI processor that is said to improve its connection on 5G frequencies, including shortwave mmWave signals. The Snapdragon X70 modem is also available in Samsung’s Galaxy S23 lineup.