Sunday, December 2, 2012

Apple Doesn't Trust European Carriers' 4G-LTE Networks

Apple is running its own independent tests of European mobile operators' 4G-LTE network performance before green-lighting their sale of LTE-enabled iPhone 5 $699.99 at RadioShack handsets, according to a European tech site. reported Friday that Swiss carrier Swisscom recently confirmed the policy, which some in the European telecom industry were "shocked" to discover.


"Apple only enables 4G access after testing their device on an operator's live network," Swisscom told after the Swiss carrier fired up its 4G-LTE network this week but wasn't able to make the LTE-enabled iPhone 5 available on it at launch.

Read more about it at: PC Magazine

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