Confirmed different Iphone 5 models depending on carrier

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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  2. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    So does this mean if you are going to be traveling, you should get the AT&T version?
     
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    So Verizon iPhone 5 will not be a world phone?
     
  4. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True, they just explain the bands a little further

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    think it all depends on carrier and where you will be abroad.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This sucks... one GSM/LTE model should have been made. Now I'm stuck trying to decipher which model to get on the GSM front since I do travel a lot.
     
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    Maybe i'm misunderstanding this, but you should still be able to use a GSM phone on other GSM networks worldwide on 3G.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes you will be able to, but LTE connectivity will be an issue.
     
  8. Mliii, Sep 12, 2012
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    According to The Verge, "Based on the specs provided by Apple, the A1428 will be carried by AT&T and Canadian operators (with support for LTE on bands 4 and 17), while the A1429 will be available from Sprint and Verizon in the US and KDDI in Japan (with LTE on bands 1, 3, 5, 13, and 25). The GSM A1429 supports LTE on bands 1, 3, and 5 and will likely be offered in global markets such as the UK, Germany, Australia, Korea, and Japan."

    So there really isn't a Global iPhone 5- at least in terms of LTE speeds.
     

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