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Rumor: Apple not bundling LTE into its A8 chipset

Rumor: Apple not bundling LTE into its A8 chipset

Apple is not looking to build LTE into its upcoming A8 chipset, industry sources told Fudzilla. Instead of an SoC with LTE, Apple will rely on Qualcomm to provide a dedicated LTE chipset for its next generation iPhone. The A8 is rumored to be the ARM-based successor to the company’s current A7, which powers the iPad Air, iPhone 5s and iPad mini with Retina display.

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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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Maybe the iPhone Could Exist Without Samsung Patents

Maybe the iPhone Could Exist Without Samsung Patents

Yesterday Korea Times quoted Shin Jong-kyun as saying that there would be no iPhone without Samsung patents. However, analysis of each company’s LTE-related patents shows that Apple holds 7 more LTE-related patents than Samsung does.

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AT&T Allows LTE iOS 6 Devices to Use FaceTime Over Cellular At No Extra Charge

AT&T Allows LTE iOS 6 Devices to Use FaceTime Over Cellular At No Extra Charge

 

AT&T will allow LTE devices use FaceTime over cellular—if you have a tired data or Mobile Share plan. The rollout is planned to take 8-10 weeks to move across the subscriber base.

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iPhone 5 Won’t Support Simultaneous Voice And Data On Verizon [Updated]

iPhone 5 supports faster 4G LTE networks, but it looks like it won’t support simultaneous voice and data on some carriers.

The Verge reports that Verizon has clarified that iPhone 5 customers won’t be able to surf the web while on a call even when they’re connected to LTE. 

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Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Thinner, Lighter, Faster With Taller 4-Inch Display, 4G LTE Support

Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Thinner, Lighter, Faster With Taller 4-Inch Display, 4G LTE Support

After months of rumors and speculations, Apple has just unveiled their hotly anticipated sixth generation iPhone called iPhone 5 at today’s “It’s almost here” media event.

As rumored, iPhone 5 looks similar to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, but is thinner, lighter, faster, comes with a taller 4-inch screen with 1136×640 resolution.

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Verizon Clarifies Stance on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Yesterday, we reported that Verizon is planning to end grandfathered unlimited data plans when customers switch to 4G LTE smartphones.

Verizon issued a clarification to the New York Times today regarding the changes noting that the loss of the grandfathered unlimited data plans will be limited to customers upgrading to subsidized handsets.

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Verizon to End Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans When Customers Move to 4G LTE Smartphones

When Verizon started offering Apple’s iPhone on its network in early 2011, it offered customers unlimited data plans. But in less than 6 months, it followed AT&T’s footsteps to kill the unlimited data plans and moved to tiered data plans.

It however allowed customers to grandfather their unlimited data plans when they wanted to upgrade to the new iPhone on a fresh two-year contract.

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T-Mobile USA to Launch iPhone Compatible 4G HSPA+ Network by End of the Year, 4G LTE Network in 2013

T-Mobile USA has announced that it plans to launch 4G HSPA+ network in the 1900 MHz band in a “large number of markets” by the end of the year. It also plans to roll out 4G LTE network in 2013.

T-Mobile USA, the fourth largest carrier in the US has not been able to offer Apple’s iPhone as their 3G network is not compatible with the iPhone.

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