September witnessed the launch of one of the most awaited smartphones of the year- Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both the smartphones were received with great enthusiasm around the globe by both- the critics and the fans. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus represent a feat in technology, not just in terms of features but also in terms of system performance.

Having said that, it’s imperative to note that there are several things that go into making a techno-marvel like iPhone 7 what it is. It’s not just about the biggies like the camera or the processor, but also about ‘not-so-visible’ features like the technology that is helping your smartphone to connect with your service provider, that determine the overall performance and thus the success of any smartphone.

It so happens that no fairytale is complete without a tragic twist of fate. And behind Apple’s stellar success is a secret that it has been conveniently hiding from you.

Apparently, Apple designed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 using modems from two different companies- Intel and Qualcomm (which means it launched four models of smartphone this year). Normally, this won’t have a differentiating impact on the performance of the two smartphones. Except in this, it is the game-changer.

According to a report by the Cellular Insights, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models with Qualcomm modems outperformed the ones with the Intel modems by 30 percent. In simple words, if you own the iPhone 7 with the Intel modem, you own the crappier version of the smartphone.

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So how do you identify if you have the sluggish version of iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?

Well, it’s simple. Check the model number on the back of your phone.
– If your model number is A1660 or A1661, your have the phone with the Qualcomm model.
– If your model number is A1778 or A1784, you’re out of luck!