Three iPhone 5 models?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Merkie, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    What's up with that?

    Source. The iPhone 4S had just one model I believe...
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    4S was just one model true. This mess of models is all about making LTE available. I am starting to think Apple made a rush decision on including LTE. They should have waited until everyone settled on bands and spectrum wavelengths and have a much better chip incorporation.
     
  3. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Weird. I thought they said they had a dynamic antenna built in so they wouldn't have to do this.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    From what I understand a single chip can technically handle all of those different bands, but there's a limit to how many frequencies you can provide antennas for in a single phone.

    The 3rd gen iPad is the same way to allow it to support the different LTE bands in addition to CDMA and GSM.
     

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