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Apple Confirms 4G LTE For iPhone 5

Apple Confirms 4G LTE For iPhone 5

September 12, 2012

Just as everyone has suspected, Apple has confirmed that the next generation iPhone 5 will be compatible with the 4G LTE networks of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the U.S., while Canada gets Rogers, Telus, and Bell. Many other worldwide carriers will be supporting the LTE as well. It will have a single chip for voice and data, and a single radio chip. The iPhone 5 also features a unique dynamic antenna design from Apple.

Since the third-generation iPad was announced with LTE compatibility on AT&T and Verizon networks, this doesn’t really come as a surprise, and was only natural.

In addition to LTE, the iPhone 5 will have new Wi-Fi: 2.4ghz and 5ghz on 802.11n, and get speeds up to 150 Mbps.

AT&T and Verizon both already have a well established LTE network, while Sprint is still expanding their LTE coverage. Currently, Sprint is only available in the following cities: Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, and San Antonio. They are working on completing their LTE network by the end of 2013.

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