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Verizon CEO Claims He Convinced Steve Jobs To Add LTE To iPhone 5

Verizon CEO Claims He Convinced Steve Jobs To Add LTE To iPhone 5

While Android smartphones came with LTE support back in 2011, Apple added support for LTE networks late last year with the launch of iPhone 5.

Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO claims that he was the one who convinced Steve Jobs to add LTE support to the yet-to-be released iPhone 5 at that time. He mentioned this while speaking at a conference for the National Association of Broadcasters conference.

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China Mobile Makes $7 Billion Push Towards 4G LTE, Still no Progress in Talks with Apple

China Mobile Makes $7 Billion Push Towards 4G LTE, Still no Progress in Talks with Apple

China Mobile — the world’s largest wireless carrier — is making a big bet on 4G LTE, with a planned investment of nearly $7 billion to build infrastructure towards this goal. The 4G network would be compatible with handsets made by most major manufacturers, including Apple, indicating that the company is getting ready to carry the iPhone 5.

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Sprint Adding 4G LTE To 28 Additional Cities In Coming Months

Sprint has just announced that it will be adding 4G LTE to 28 additional cities in the coming months.

Sprint launched its 4G LTE network in July 2012 and is currently available in 49 cities.

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iPhone 5 Helps Apple to Grab 27% Of Global LTE Device Market

iPhone 5 Helps Apple to Grab 27% Of Global LTE Device Market

Apple has joined the LTE party quite late with the launch of iPhone 5 in September, but that hasn’t stopped it from gaining a substantial market share of the global LTE device market.

According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple has grabbed 27.5% market share of the global LTE device market.

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Apple Tests A Carrier’s LTE Networks Before Enabling It On The iPhone 5

Apple Tests A Carrier’s LTE Networks Before Enabling It On The iPhone 5

Apple is known to exert a great deal of control over carriers due to the leverage it has thanks to the popularity of the iPhone. A report from Telecoms.com adds to the many, already documented, instances of Apple calling the shots in its relationship with carriers. If your LTE/4G network doesn’t pass Apple’s tests you can’t have the iPhone 5 with LTE.

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Sizing things up: Which iOS device is right for you?

Sizing things up: Which iOS device is right for you?

When you start shopping around for your iOS devices, you have to take a lot of things into account. But the biggest factors when making such an important purchase is to consider your use cases and what size is going to suit you best.

When I mention the size of the device, I don’t mean just the physical size of the device itself. I also mean the size of the storage within it.

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T-Mobile Stores Now Stocking Nano-SIMs For iPhone 5

T-Mobile Stores Now Stocking Nano-SIMs For iPhone 5

T-Mobile USA was again absent from Apple’s official list of carrier partners for the new iPhone in the U.S. But that isn’t stopping T-Mobile to stock nano-SIMs to attract unlocked iPhone 5 owners.

TmoNews reports that iPhone 5-ready nano-SIM cards have started arriving at some T-Mobile retail stores on Saturday, a week earlier than expected.

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iPhone 5 Cellular Data Usage Over Wi-Fi Bug May Be Also Affecting Users On Other Carriers

iPhone 5 Cellular Data Usage Over Wi-Fi Bug May Be Also Affecting Users On Other Carriers

Yesterday, Apple released a Carrier update for Verizon iPhone 5 to fix an issue where cellular data was being used while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

9to5Mac reports that the issue may not be limited only to Verizon iPhone 5 and my be also affecting users on other carriers.

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iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Data Speed Tests

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Data Speed Tests

Apple’s iPhone 5 finally supports faster 4G LTE network. Apple puts the download speeds at 100 Mbps – more than twice as fast as the 42 Mbps Apple says you can get from a 3G connection.

But as we’ve told you earlier, even though iPhone 5 may be capable of supporting those download speeds, you are unlikely to get those speeds in real world usage as a lot depends on proximity of towers, the strength of the network and availability of LTE network in your area.

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Confirmed: Verizon iPhone 5 is Unlocked, Works on GSM 3G Networks

Confirmed: Verizon iPhone 5 is Unlocked, Works on GSM 3G Networks

Here’s some good news if you’ve just bought a Verizon iPhone 5 and travel abroad frequently.

iDownloadBlog confirms that the Verizon iPhone 5 under contract is unlocked on GSM 3G networks, which means that users will be able to use a nano-SIM card from a GSM carriers like AT&T.

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