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iPhone 5 is LTE ready

As expected, Apple’s new iPhone will support up to 100Mbps LTE – and the UK is included

Apple has revealed that the iPhone 5 will support LTE 4G data speeds. Phil Schiller says that the smartphone’s dynamic antenna can hop between GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE, with LTE supporting download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

In the UK, it’ll support the 1800MHz LTE band used by Everything Everywhere. Rival LTE providers won’t like that news.

HSPA+ is up to 21Mbps and DC-HSDPA is 42Mbps. And there’s also new Wi-Fi, with 802.11n sitting on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz and rocking download speeds of up to 150Mbps.

Read our full iPhone 5 review.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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