Difference between Australian and US iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blacksunset, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. blacksunset macrumors member

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    I live in the US but am currently over in Australia on a 9 month contract. I preordered my upgrade with AT&T last night and preordered an unlocked iPhone 5 here in Australia.

    Will the unlocked Australian phones be compatible with AT&T? Or what do you think is my best option with the two phones?
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I think the "international" versions of the iPhone are going to be the A1429 Verizon/Sprint models, while AT&T got it's own (along with a couple carriers in Canada).
     
  3. lilpete macrumors member

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    The Aus new iPad works on AT&T networks (including 4G), so I assume the iPhone will too?
     
  4. blacksunset thread starter macrumors member

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    oh really?

    I'm contemplating whether to open up the iPhone that comes in next week or wait on the att one and wait on an unlock.

    guess the deciding factor will be if the Australian iPhone 5 uses bands 17 and 4 on lte.
     
  5. AttilaTheHun macrumors 6502a

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    the only defer ante is with the LTE ATT US and CANADA are the same,
    but who care about LTE it's very spoty in the USA and will not work over sea,
    don't know why we in the USA GSM are left over compare to the rest of the world
    I think it's ATT I cant wait for running out of my family contract and move to a normal company if I can find one
     
  6. Idefix macrumors 6502

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    Wonder which model iPhone 5 you'll be getting?

    Because the Aussie model A1429 will give you LTE in Australia, but won't give you LTE in the US.

    The US model A1428 will give you LTE in the US and Canada, but won't give you LTE anywhere else.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     

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