In 2007 Apple launched a phone with 2G and Edge, when 3G phones had already been well established, and when they introduced LTE with the iPhone 5 they were also several years behind their smartphone competition.
Just like the switch to 3G and LTE, there is currently a new speed revolution going on, but this one is of a lot lower profile. Gigabit LTE promises wire-line speeds on wireless networks, approaching the mythical 1000 megabits per second.
Of course in real-world conditions handsets will never get close, but gigabit LTE handsets can still expect double the speeds of older generation handsets. Older generation handsets like the recently launched iPhone X for example.
As with LTE and 3G, Apple has once again sat out a wireless generation, choosing to deliver new technology well after hungrier companies such as Samsung.
As can be seen in the video below, the Galaxy Note 8 with gigabit LTE smokes the iPhone X, and what is particularly interesting is that the advantages are not just available in gigabit LTE areas, but also other regions.
There are still many publications calling the iPhone X the best smartphone in the world, but if you care about speeds and feeds, it has always been the case that it is better to look elsewhere.