iPhone 11 uses Intel’s last 4G modem

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The days when iPhones use Intel modems are almost over, but not yet.
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The end of the Apple’s war with Qualcomm didn’t come soon enough for this chip maker to get its 4G modems into the 2019 iPhone models. All three of Apple’s new handsets use a modem designed before Intel got out of this business.

Which possibly means this phone isn’t as fast as it could be.

Don’t miss this juicy Just Mobile deal on iPhone 11 essentials

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Don't let your new iPhone 11 go out unprotected.
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You’ve just spent a small fortune on a brand new iPhone. The last thing you want to do is break it right away. Get all-around protection with a juicy deal on this brilliant Just Mobile duo.

Pick up the new Tenc Air case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Max and get an Xkin tempered glass screen protector for half the usual price. Then forget worrying about scuffs and scratches!

Pricier iPhone 11 Pro models outsell cheaper iPhone 11

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Despite starting at $300 more than the more basic iPhone 11, Apple’s Pro series is selling well.
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Combined sales of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are higher than for the more affordable non-Pro version, according to a reliable analyst.

The top-tier models are reportedly selling better than their replacements did at the same time last year.

iPhone 11 review roundup: Great cameras make for great upgrade

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It's all about the cameras.
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The very first iPhone 11 reviews are out, which means it’s time to find out whether that $699+ you just spent on an upgrade was worth it. And you probably won’t be surprised to hear the results.

Apple’s most affordable iPhone this year, just like its predecessor, is a hit with critics. It is getting heaps of praise for its improved cameras, even longer battery life, and bolstered performance.

There are a few complaints, however. Find out what reviewers think of the iPhone 11 right here.

Wi-Fi 6 makes iPhone 11 faster than ever

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The iPhone 11 is one of the first devices with Wi-Fi 6.
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An overlooked feature of the iPhone 11 series is Wi-Fi 6, a faster version of this nearly ubiquitous short-range wireless-networking standard.

And it’s not just about speed. This update is expected to offer better performance when dozens of hundreds of devices are all trying to connect to Wi-Fi at once.

iPhone 11 sales estimates rising after surprisingly strong demand

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iPhone 11 is enjoying stronger demand than analysts anticipated.
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Analysts have started raising iPhone 11 shipping estimates after surprisingly strong demand for Apple’s newest handsets.

Initial stock of most models quickly sold out after Apple starting accepting preorders on Friday, September 13. It seems fans are particularly interested in the brand new color options.

iPhone 11 supposedly capable of two-way wireless charging

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There's still hope for two-way wireless charging.
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One feature we expected but didn’t get from the iPhone 11 lineup is two-way wireless charging. But Apple could surprise us with it later.

It is claimed the newest handsets have the necessary hardware, but the functionality is disabled in iOS. If true, Apple could activate the feature for iPhone 11 owners at a later date.