iPhone 15 series leads Ookla’s ranking for fastest 5G phones in most countries, including India

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The iPhone 15 Plus achieved the highest median download speeds in 5G in India.
  • This phone was followed by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, iPhone 15, and other phones.
  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max claims the top spot with a median 5G downlink speed of 285.02Mbps in the US.

In the realm of 5G, iPhones outperform their competition, especially when compared to flagship Samsung phones in several countries, including India, as per a report by Ookla. Internet performance testing and network diagnostics Ookla’s published data indicates that the latest apple phones , including iPhone 15 Plus stand out as clear winners in providing superior 5G median download speeds.

According to Ookla, the information presented for iPhones covers the period from September 22nd to October 20th. In comparison, the data for Samsung phones spans from August 11th to October 20th.

iPhones beat Samsung phones in 5G performance in India

  • In India, three out of four  apple phone modelsexhibited notably faster median 5G download speeds compared to their iPhone 14 counterparts, as per Ookla.
  • Speedtest Intelligence data from September 22nd to October 20th, 2023, indicated that the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Plusall demonstrated improved speeds over their respective previous models
  • Data also indicates that the iPhone 15 Plus achieved the highest median download speeds in 5G, reaching 335.09 Mbps.
  • iPhone 15 Plus was followed by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus and several other phones from Samsung and Apple.
  • For median upload speeds in 5G, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 led with a score of 21.95 Mbps.

Meanwhile, in the US, Ookla’s ranking of the fastest 5G phones is led by the iPhone 15 series. The iPhone 15 Pro Max claims the top spot with a median 5G downlink speed of 285.02Mbps and a median uplink speed of 18.26Mbps.

Following closely, the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro secure the second and third positions with downlink speeds of 275.48Mbps and 268.99Mbps, respectively. The iPhone 15, with a 5G downlink speed of 249.30Mbps, takes the fourth spot.

The first non-iOS device on the list is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, registering a median 5G downlink speed of 231.56Mbps. It’s noteworthy that all top five phones utilise the Snapdragon X70 5G modem chip.

  • This TikToker claims that he received 60 instead of four iPhone 15 Pro Max units.
  • The total worth of these iPhones adds up to $3,600.
  • Apple also shipped the 1TB storage model for each of them

Someone at Apple messed up an order so bad they ended up sending iPhone 15 Pro Max units worth $96,000 (Rs 79,91,553 approx). The lucky customer is a TikToker who had originally ordered four iPhone 15 Pro Max models but received a total of 60 units instead. And each of these iPhones are of the maximum storage of 1TB.

TikToker gets 60 units of iPhone 15 Pro Max by mistake

  • The iPhone customer shared this on TikTok, and it was spotted by AppleTrack with screenshots shared on X. We don’t have access to the original video (TikTok is banned in India) but we do get to see few screengrabs on the X post.
  • According to the TikToker with the username @legends_gio, he had actually ordered an iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB for himself, and three iPhone 15 Pro Max 256GB models for his team.
  • But when the shipment arrived, he received three boxes containing 60 units of iPhone 15 Pro Max. And each of them with 1TB storage. So an order of $3,600 placed ended up becoming one of $96,000. The iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB costs $1,599 in the US.

This is clearly an error from Apple’s part, and the company is expected to rectify it. But it still would have been surprising and fun to have received much more than what you had originally ordered for. Now it isn’t confirmed if Apple took the iPhones back or if the TikToker returned them. But even if he does plan on keeping them, Apple might just remotely brick the iPhones. Apple can do this for iPhones that are stolen or in this case kept without authorisation. It seems like the troubles don’t stop for Apple with the latest iPhone 15 series. The new iPhone models have been plagued with one issue after another since it hit the shelves. Apple has also been facing stock issues with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Now this incident isn’t about anything faulty with the devices but it’s certainly a funny and embarrassing one as well.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 15 Plus
Apple A16 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.7 inches (17.02 cm)Display
48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
4383 mAhBattery

 

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