Quad-band LTE chips? How will Apple handle this?
I think it's pretty safe to assume that Apple's 6th generation iPhone will be launching with LTE. The question now becomes; how will Apple handle all the frequencies all 3 major carriers will be using? Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all deployed, or will be deploying, LTE on different bands.
AT&T: 700/1700 Mhz
Sprint: (when it deploys) 1900Mhz
Not to mention they will also still need a CDMA/GSM radio to fall back on for voice services, as LTE in it's current state is still data only. I honestly don't think any Quad-band LTE/CDMA/HSPA chips currently exist. And I don't see Apple manufacturing 4 different models with 4 different LTE frequencies.
- 03-03-2012, 09:21 AM #2
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- 03-09-2012, 10:17 AM #5
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I don't see why Apple couldn't make one model phone that would work on all the different carriers I believe that was their whole reason for switching to Qualcomm boards. A single Qualcomm board could provide quad band gsm cdma along with the needed lte radios. or they could just run the gsm and lte chips in the gsm model along with a gsm let cdma model for the cdma carriers. most of the headache has been eliminated by the switch to Qualcomm modems so i think apple is in a good spot right now
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