iPhone 5 to feature single chip LTE technology and 802.11n Wi-Fi support

iPhone 5 to feature single chip LTE technology and 802.11n Wi-Fi support

Apple has just officially announced that the iPhone 5 will feature LTE and 802.11n Wi-Fi technology. Beyond that, it'll handle it all using a single chip set, making LTE less complicated and more compatible than ever before.

Besides adding LTE support, they've also added true HSPA+ along with DC-HSDPA. Apple has stated that the iPhone 5 will be able to blaze along at up to 150 Mbps which is incredibly fast.

Many carriers across North America and Europe will be supported by the new LTE and wireless chip in the iPhone 5. We'll update with official supported carrier information as soon as it's available.

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iPhone 5 to feature single chip LTE technology and 802.11n Wi-Fi support


So does this mean a 4G LTE iPhone 5 on Verizon will use less power than my current Samsung Galaxy Nexus? I'm planning on switching and was hoping the battery life is better. I know it will be because iPhones have better battery life than android overall. But wasnt sure how 4G will affect it since this is a different chip than what's in my current phone.

Yes, it should. The problem with a lot of first Gen Android 4G was a separate radio which caused the problems with high battery drain. I had the Galaxy Nexus and yes, battery sucked while I had it and upgraded to the Galaxy S3 which uses the integrated chip like most newer phones do, Samsung Galaxy series, HTC One X series and now the iPhone. Battery life is MUCH better but that is how the new chipsets work.

Just a note, the iPhone 4 and 4[s] already supported 802.11n. The new features is that it supports the 5ghz version of N wifi.

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