The first voices of dissatisfied users of new iPhones XS and XS Max appear in the network, claiming that the operation of Wi-Fi and LTE networks is worse than it should be. This is in contradiction with some tests …
iPhone XS and XS Max with "AntennaGate 2018"?
Some users who switched to the XS and XS Max on the weekend are unhappy with the new Apple smartphones. According to their reports, the reception of information packets from Wi-Fi and LTE networks is weaker than it should in reality – especially when compared to older models of iPhones used by them. From the findings made so far, the problem appears all over the USA and is not limited to a specific operator. Users are speculating and constructing new theories that will allow them to calm their minds. After all, they spent a lot of cash on new smartphones. There are ideas that worse results may be the result of network overload. Others suggest that this may be the second affair of the "Antenna-gate" type of the iPhone 4 at its premiere. Of course, there is also a great hope that the problem lies with the software.
LTE and Wi-Fi should work better on XS
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have better components responsible for LTE and Wi-Fi networks . Apple has implemented 4×4 MIMO, QAM and LAA technology. In the case of MIMO 4×4, the capacity is twice as large as in the case of the one implemented in the iPhone X. Changes in these aspects are also visible to the naked eye. The new iPhones have additional antenna lines, disturbing the symmetry of the bottom and top edge of new smartphones. Some preliminary tests have shown that the iPhone XS copes twice as well with data transmission compared to the "tens". In most cases, jumps in data download speeds are not so significant, but they are a significant change and improvement over last year's model. Allegedly, the greatest differences are noticeable in places where new technology is supported. Smartphones can then take full advantage of their capabilities.
Can the problem be serious?
At this moment it is difficult to determine whether the problem can be serious. Considering the contradictory information and tests it is too early to indicate a solution to the error experienced by some users. Apple customers who believe that the problem lies with the software are now waiting for the release of an appropriate update for iOS 12, which will fix the error. At the moment it is difficult to judge the whole situation, and the media asked for a commentary on Apple in this matter. Surely in a short time we will learn much more information. Source: The Verge , 9to5mac