iPhone 5S and iPad mini retina, different cellular strengths?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Matth3w, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Matth3w macrumors regular

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    Is there a difference in cellular capabilities? I have both devices and both are jail broken.

    Sitting here right now iPhone has three bars of 3G and iPad has three bars of LTE.

    Why would that be?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The iPad only needs a data connection, while the iPhone needs a voice connection as well, which is different. That can certainly account for some of these types of differences.
     
  3. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Indeed. Also the iPad probably has a bigger antenna thanks to its size.
     

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