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Verizon sees 3.1M LTE iPhone activations in Q4

Verizon Wireless announced its quarterly earnings for the last three months of 2012, and it was a strong quarter for iPhone sales. The carrier confirmed that it activated 6.2 million iPhones, which is double the amount that Verizon activated in Q3 2012. Half of these iPhones were the LTE-enab...

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Reality Absorption Field: Apple's wireless way

While it was announced amidst the October departure of Scott Forstall, the news that Bob Mansfield would un-retire to oversee all of the company's semiconductor and wireless work didn't get as much attention. Obviously, we are moving toward an increasingly wireless future. The technologies Appl...

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T-Mobile hopes the iPhone will curb subscriber losses

T-Mobile has been losing customers like a sieve, but that may change next year when the carrier finally starts carrying the iPhone. T-Mobile USA Chief Executive John Legere told reporters on Friday that the company hopes the iPhone will attract additional customers and expects to see a positive...

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T-Mobile USA to get iPhone in 2013

At long last, it appears that T-Mobile USA will become the last of the "Big 4" wireless carriers in the country to carry Apple products. Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, made an announcement today that the carrier will begin selling iPhones in 2013. To make its network iP...

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Apple reportedly testing carriers on LTE performance

Apple's stance on 4G LTE is rather well-known already, and the company's embrace of the technology was dependent on several factors, ranging from network speed to battery life. Now, Telecoms reports that not only is Cupertino strict about what carriers have access to the new iPhone 5, but wireless...

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Cellular-capable iPad pre-orders reportedly shipping

A report from MacRumors claims the cellular versions of the fourth-generation Retina iPad are shipping and will land on doorsteps by the end of the week. Customers who pre-ordered the iPad are receiving shipping notices with an estimated delivery date of November 16th. iPad mini pre-orders have...

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AT&T to allow FaceTime on non-shared data plans, but only on LTE devices

After ruffling plenty of feathers back in August when it announced that FaceTime over cellular would only be available to users on its Mobile Share data plans, AT&T has decided to loosen those restrictions a bit. Today, the carrier announced that customers on its new tiered data plans will ...

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Apple avoids group pooling LTE patents

Rather than fight patent lawsuits on an individual basis, 10 mobile phone carriers and electronics manufacturers are forming a patent pool to protect themselves from future litigation surrounding the use of 4G technology. Details on this patent licensing program were reported by the Wall Street...

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4G LTE to launch in UK on October 30

iPhone 5 owners in the UK have something to cheer about -- 4G LTE service will be available for the first time in the country starting on October 30th. The ultra-fast LTE service will operate on the network of EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere), a new joint venture of Orange UK and ...

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Coverage is a great app to see where LTE is and where it isn't

As high-speed LTE services roll out across the US, many are wondering when their neighborhood will benefit. The iPhone app Coverage (US$2.99) produces zoomable maps that detail 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE coverage across all four major US cellular providers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and, for those willin...

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Verizon's iPhone 5 ships unlocked, likely thanks to FCC

When the iPhone 5 arrived on doorsteps last week, some Verizon customers were surprised to discover the handset was unlocked on international and US-friendly bands, as iDownloadBlog pointed out. This means customers can sign up for Verizon, stick an AT&T nano SIM in the phone (or chop up a ...

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AT&T launches LTE in 10 new markets

AT&T knows that LTE connectivity on the iPhone 5 is a tremendous draw for customers and the carrier is rolling out its 4G mobile broadband service to new markets at a feverish pace. AT&T announced this week that it is turning on LTE in the following 10 locations: Birmingham, Ala. ...

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The iPhone 5's confusing international LTE support

One of the iPhone 5's most exciting new features is LTE support -- cell phone junkies have been waiting for an iPhone that supports high-speed LTE networks for a while now, and the latest iPhone, coming this Friday, will do exactly that. But unfortunately for international users, the LTE suppor...

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No, Virginia, you can't have a universal LTE iPhone 5

There might be a Santa Claus, but regarding the mythical animal known as the universal iPhone: there is none. As noted on Apple's spec page for the iPhone 5, the company will be shipping independent GSM and CDMA models of the new phone to match the LTE frequency bands of carriers worldwide. The i...

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The new iPhone 5 supports LTE

Apple has confirmed what many assumed: The newly announced iPhone 5 will support LTE, the faster network protocol that will keep your iPhone blasting through data. Apple is calling its wireless "Ultrafast." In the US, Apple says, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will all support LTE. In Canada Ro...

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