iPhone 5 Rumor: It Will Reportedly Run On Everything Everywhere’s 4G NetworkBy: Chris Crum - August 21, 2012
The launch of the next iPhone is getting closer, and more information about the device continues to surface. It just happens to be unconfirmed and speculative information, for the most part.
Today, Pocket-lint is reporting, citing “multiple sources,” that the iPhone 5 wil work on Everything Everywhere’s 4G network in the UK, from launch. The carrier is using an 1800MHz spectrum band for its network, which will launch on September 11.
The device is expected to be unveiled September 12, the next day, with an actual release later in the month.
“Apple has been known to manufacture iPhones with slightly different chipsets for different networks in the US, and while it has no history of doing the same globally (indeed, recent history of NOT doing so, with the new iPad), Ofcom’s decision to license the 1800MHz spectrum band (ahead of the auction of the more widely expected 800MHz and 2600MHz), means Everything Everywhere will be operating the service on the same bandwidth as operators in Australia and several in mainland Europe,” writes Pocket-lint’s Rik Henderson. “And that gives Apple a bigger market for sales of a compatible device.”
Last week, reports came out that two major carriers in Korea were in talks with Apple for 4G iPhone 5 support.
Before that, alleged leaked photos of the device’s motherboard seemed to confirm LTE support.