iPhone 5 has worldwide 4G and LTE all on a single chip

iPhone 5 has worldwide 4G and LTE all on a single chip
This is maybe the biggest announcement that people have been waiting for with the iPhone 5, because wireless technology has moved on to fast data speeds, and this will be the first Apple device to fully take advantage of 4G and LTE. Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 will support worldwide 4G protocols, and amazingly it is all on one chip. 

Apple obviously hasn't confirmed it, because Apple doesn't like muddying its announcements by mentioning the companies that actually build the components for Apple devices, but this sounds like the Qualcomm chip that we had heard about which would have all the 4G radios on one chip. According to Apple, the iPhone 5 will support HSPA+ (it's unclear if that includes T-Mobile bands), DC-HSDPA, and LTE. So, as Apple says, it's one chip, one radio, and a dynamic antenna to switch between them to get you the best signal. 

Apple then went on to list the carriers supported, and it does cover quite a large number of carriers across the globe. Apple specifically mentioned Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the US; Telus, Fido, Rogers, Bell, Virgin, and Koodo in Canada; KDDI and Softbank in Japan; KT and SK in Korea; Smartfone in China; and T-Mobile Europe, just to name a few. 

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So Samsung will immidiately sue them?

18. Savage unregistered

You betchya. The wounds are still raw.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

All thanks to Qualcomm.

10. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Seriously! Why are they getting no love?

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lawsuit! !!!! :-D

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

LiMiTed To Edge and, small hands.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Logistics-wise this is great news for Apple.

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

brace yourselves samsung is coming :D

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Sue baby Sue!!... Ban them Sammy!!! :)

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

heck yeaa and not tryna be an ass but apple is gonna get what they deserve!....... pay back is a bitch!

8. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Samsung sue away my friend. My Galaxy S3 crys foul since they won a lawsuit against you. Now it's time for Sammy to get one on Apple haha!!!! What a joke!!! The fall of the iphone has begun!!!!

9. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Yeah SAmmy now its your turn to Poke Back !!!!

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Qualcomm is the logical choice for the LTE radio. My only question is if its Q, how cant Sammy sue Apple for it? It's got to be more than Q's radio to be able to be open to lawsuits because Q's stuff is patent protected.

14. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

actually qualcomm pays samsung royalties for many patents including some LTE patents , so if qualcomm is using them ..so must be the iphone ..but im not sure if it will be possible for samsung to get paid twice over licencing same chips ! EDIT: one more thing ...it is not only samsung now ...HTC already started suing apple over LTE so they are in deep $*it

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its actually more than just Sammy and HTC, there is a whole tidal waves of lawsuits coming over LTE and other things. Dont forget Goog0rola is already stepping in the ring with them too. Yes, there is a lot of cross liscencing between sammy and Q. That still doesnt explain the lawsuit though. There must be a lot more to the chip than it simply being Q's chip... if it is Q's chip at all.

20. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

yea waiting for ifixit breakdown of the iphone5 ...it must is always interesting to know the internal of a phone and how much -the phone u pay a full premium price for - it actually cost .

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ifixit break downs are fun. :) geek porn!

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

And by morning, Samsung will have filed a lawsuit against Apple for LTE.

15. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

dont' tell me this is the revolutionary product. Other phone manufactures have been making LTE phone for 1 year now. There is no suprise. Don't try to make it special.

16. djoscar4u

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

yesss the fastest phone now! iphone 5 that is>>>>

19. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

sammy s gonna get the fruitty company "apple" so bad that they will be forced to release the newer iphone in December and market it as " just in time for christmas"

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Igeeks. Just wait till the iPhone 5s to have last years technology. They will add ram and everyone will buy that anyway.

23. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yes Shamesung can sue Apple but is gonna be tough for them to win on LTE patents that Qualcomm have with them and don't forget Apple hold more patents on LTE that Crapsung and Qualcomm combined so good luck Fandroids keep dreaming.....!!!!!

25. ilkinandr92

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

LOL im very srry for the info that u got brain washed to believe but Samsung is #1 LTE patent holder and when apple got a wind that they will get sued it just started to buy any LTE patents they can get their hands on. So Google+Sammy+HTC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>Krapple patens. Even Sammy by it self smokes the s**t out of Krapple i can provide facts with the data supporting what i said. If ur to blindsided

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

You couldn't be more wrong if you tried. You also could work on your horrible syntax skills. Samsung has one of the world's largest LTE patent protfolios. Apple had zero LTE patents until they started buying up smaller companies earlier this year for LTE patents. That's called "patent trolling".

24. 348SStb

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

So does this mean simultaneous voice and data on 3G on Verizon? The LTE chip handles voice and data, and the radio handles... what? What does the radio handle? Is the radio a CDMA/GSM radio? So while in a Verizon 3G area -- the phone will use the radio for data and the LTE chip for voice? Let's break this down, please! Trying to understand if this implementation is actually an SVDO implementation without it really even being talked about. SVDO is never talked about or advertised.

26. 348SStb

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Can anyone help?

27. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

how about smart and globe in the philippines?

29. flipicaneze

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

Yes all Philippines frequencies are supported by the 5s and 5c.

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