So, still no 3G on TMobile?

TitanTiger

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 8, 2009
332
62
I'd read some speculation that since Apple doesn't typically divulge all the hardware specs, that once the jailbreak for iPhone 4 came through perhaps we'd maybe find out they'd snuck the ability to use TMo's odd 3G frequency in there for a reveal later. I'm guessing since no one has broadcast this capability to the world that it's still AT&T only for 3G?
 

ravensfan55

macrumors 6502
Mar 16, 2009
413
0
Once iFixIt did their teardown, they got the chip model number and looked it up on the manufacturer's site (i think its Broadcom) and the AWS band isn't listed as one of the supported frequencies.
 

Kayan

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2010
470
5
CA
So if you're on TMO then you can only use the EDGE connection? That kind of deters me from wanting to unlock and switch to TMO even if it is an arm and a leg cheaper...
 

wenglish

macrumors member
Jun 12, 2008
62
0
Does Apple have a separate model for those countries that use the "other" set of 3G frequencies? For example, if someone bought an iPhone 4 in the UK and got O2 to unlock it (or unlocked it themselves), would it work on T-Mobile's US 3G and not on AT&T's 3G?

I'm basing this assumption on the info that Google had up for the different Nexus One models (before they killed the site).
 

dhlizard

macrumors G4
Mar 16, 2009
10,214
119
The Jailbreak Community
Does Apple have a separate model for those countries that use the "other" set of 3G frequencies? For example, if someone bought an iPhone 4 in the UK and got O2 to unlock it (or unlocked it themselves), would it work on T-Mobile's US 3G and not on AT&T's 3G?

I'm basing this assumption on the info that Google had up for the different Nexus One models (before they killed the site).
As I understand it, the US is the only place where T-Mobile uses a frequency for 3G that the iPhone doesn't receive. The T-Mobile 3G other places is on an iPhone frequency.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.