iPhone 5 Supporting 4G LTE in Various Countries

On September 8, 2012

The iPad 3 was a remarkable device and it is also Apple’s first device that supports 4G connectivity. However, the problem with this device is that the 4G LTE connection works in the United States and Canada and only these two places alone. In other countries, the 4G connection wouldn’t work as it isn’t on the same band as the ones that is supported by the iPad3. Due to this, Apple will soon modify their antenna for the iPhone 5 making it possible for the device to support 4G LTE worldwide.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the next iPhone will have 4G LTE capability and while it might work with carriers worldwide, there is still some possibility that it will not be available on every carrier in the country. The problem with LTE is that it has 36 different bands used in different countries unlike GSM or CDMA where there are only a few. Due to this, the iPhone 5 will most probably be compatible with the major bands only.

This problem should be catered as soon as possible because Apple surely doesn’t want to have the risk of false-advertisement. This was seen in the iPad 3 because although there is a 4G antenna, it doesn’t work with other countries.