Globetrotters, the iPhone 6s supports record LTE bands count regardless of the model

Globetrotters, the iPhone 6s supports record LTE bands count regardless of the model
The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus support up to 23 different LTE bands, depending on the model, including all the TD-LTE ones found in places like China or Japan. That's a record for the phone industry, beating the previous iPhone 6 record by three extra bands. This way you can use your US-bought iPhone 6s and 6s Plus all over Europe and Asia with fast download speeds.

Of course, Apple is cautioning that it depends on individual carrier settings, saying that "unlocked models may support LTE networks outside the country of purchase when using a valid SIM from a supported carrier. Contact your carrier for more details," but if history is any indication, most of the times you can just pop a local LTE SIM card if you've bought your device without a contract, and enjoy the blazing download speeds that the local carrier in question offers you. 

As you can see below, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will come in two models, depending on the LTE bands supported, though Apple hasn't yet posted which countries will each models work in, but should get those stats up when we near the preorder date tomorrow. The only difference between the models is the rarely used LTE 30 band, which should mean you will get a truly globetrotting device, no matter which iPhone you pick of the new duo.

source: Apple

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
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9 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The rejoice for the top 1 percenter

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yes cause only a very rich person can travel from one continent to another. What a joke. There is a ticket in off season from Europe to New York in under 700$ which is a 1/3 of a monthly salary for a middle class European like in UK/France/Germany/Scandinavia etc.

2. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This is pretty cool, do not travel like that, but still pretty cool

4. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

All Indians should boycott all apple (iPhone) products as they have not considered India as an important market while launching at the same time in even smaller markets like Newzealand and other countries.

5. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hey Jaibharat, I am from India too and i have this small request. Please don't post comments like this, I can see that you are disappointed, but this is not the way to express it. Sorry if i hurt you.

7. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

and what will happen if you get your silly brick 2-3 weeks later in your country? Are there any more important things to think about in the world just launch date of iBrick?....i dont believe this comment was true. you can boycott your iHead that you fallen into the iTrap - you personally are right there where Apple want their customers :)

6. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Someone please enlighten me. How is this any different from Moto X PE's Universal LTE?

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Gotta give props where they'e do. It is pretty well known that it supports a lot of bands.

9. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Haters will say Galaxy-phones had LTE before the iPhone.

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