Other Does this mean the next gen iPhone won't support T-Mobile band 71?

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    Only certain cities have this band until all the TV stations relocate to a different frequency then T-Mobile cannot fully deploy it nationwide and modem chip manufacturer may not fully support it until there’s widespread use. It makes sense and it wouldn’t affect me since Bay Area band 71 wont be live until 2019-2020 once it completed all the phases.
     
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    Intel has been supplying the modem for the TMobile iPhones for a few years now, and earlier rumors pointed to Intel being the only modem in the next iPhone.
     
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    By the time the new band is fully deployed, (where you can even notice a difference) you will have a different phone than this year's upcoming release.
     
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    I'm in an area that never got Band 12, but has Band 71 around already, so B71 would be useful for carrier flexibility. With other reports that Apple will still source Qualcomm modems, if the Qualcomm modems support B71 then that model will again be the SIM free version.

    I'm currently on ATT, and B14 would be useful for ATT. No word about that either from Apple.
     

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