The new iPhone XS, Max and XR are Apple's first to support T-Mobile's best coverage


T-Mobile's ever-cheerful CEO took to the Twitter to remind us today that the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR carry an Apple first in them, and it directly concerns all T-Mobile subscribers that are also Apple fans.

As you can see from the flamboyant tweet above, the new iPhones are the first to support T-Mobile's 600MHz band that brings on extended range coverage and is available in a number of busy locations already. Thus, Apple now joins the pantheon of phone makers like Samsung, LG, or Motorola, whose gear can take advantage of the low-frequency goods. These include, but are not limited to much better signal penetration in buildings, as well as twice the tower coverage compared to other T-Mobile bands, and those who get the new iPhones will benefit, too.

After winning the 600MHz auction, T-Mobile quickly went to work to integrate the new spectrum with its LTE network. The kicker is that T-Mobile says that it will be able to provide 5G service over 600MHz. Though the iPhone XS and XR won't be able to take advantage of it with their Gigabit LTE modems, but the 2019 iPhone most certainly will.

Related phones

iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)
iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 976; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Thought it was the first phone, ever!!

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1763; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Why did you think than

5. OneLove123

Posts: 976; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

The dumb title!

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1763; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It’s in the system on a chip so it all depends wich one is in the phone. Apple will include stuff like when they added 3g only when it’s ready in public for all to use. Snapdragon and others have to make a chip that works on everything and anything to make there chip more flexibil. Opposite of iPhones wich only need to be on an iPhone.

2. Deadeye37

Posts: 292; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

That headline is misleading. First iPhone to support 600MHz. There's a bunch of phones that already support 600MHz including the latest flaghships from Samsung and LG. Moto E supports them also.

9. andynaija

Posts: 1258; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The title says "Apple's first", not the first.

3. Wazupmrg

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

So, your tag line is a lie

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4135; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's hilarious how many erroneous titles go up and need to be changed immediately after once fact checking sets in. Keep up the solid work PA.

8. OneLove123

Posts: 976; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

They put the word "iPhone" in there now

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