Chance of LTE band 12 on new iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VolceOntra, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. VolceOntra macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2007
    I KNOW, ultimately no one knows but just wanted to see what the general perception of the inclusion of band 12?

    I was pretty disappointed that it wasn't included last year, but T-Mobile was just building up their network and support for it, now that it's available in several markets, I'm hoping Apple includes it.

    For those that don't know, band 12 allows phones to use the 700MHz block which allows for greater building penetration of the signal.
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    With the rumored theoretical 300Mbit/s LTE-speeds, I think there is a good chance for band 12 support. Also, every iPhone model since the iPhone 5 has supported more and more LTE bands, so I see no exception with the iPhone 6s. I'm predicting somewhere around 25 (from 4 to 13 to 20 was a 9 to 7 increase, now with a possible 5).
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm hoping that every iPhone model sold in the U.S. includes all available bands. I've never understood why the Sim free model includes additional worldwide bands at the same full retail price as the carrier models which do not include them.
  5. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005
    The real question is if apple will go through the t-mobile certification process for their voice over lte. If they don't then band 12 will likely be disabled as it is on many other t-mobile phones (at t-mobile's request). Without working VoLTE this leaves devices not smart enough to fall back to roaming in the odd position of not being able to call 911 when their only connection is via band 12.
  6. imlynxy macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    99% FCC forced Att to sell phones with band 12. Since band 17 is a segment of band 12 Att has no other choice, but to ask Apple to add band 12.
    Also Apple doesn't want to loose to Samsung t-mo customers.

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