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LTE Coverage Comes to iPhone

Have you noticed a better data connection or increased speeds on your iPhone? I haven’t, but if you have, give a pat on the back to Apple’s newest iOS version 6.1. Many iPhone customers, spanning all regions and wireless providers, have had their complaints about the “spotty” connectivity issues. The addition of LTE to the iPhone’s software should provide the much needed boost to weaker networks. On Monday, Apple stated:

“Apple® today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone® carriers and 23 additional iPad® carriers around the world, so even more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad* with Retina® display users can experience ultrafast wireless performance** to browse, download and stream content at blazing fast speeds. To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications”.

Those are very lofty numbers and I can only imagine how long some of the upload, downloads, and general browsing actually took to complete. My iPhone constantly roams and “searches” for a Sprint network as the provider has no option currently for LTE in San Francisco (Really?). With last week’s news of Sprint finally rolling out LTE to select markets, my hope is that all iOS users will have complete functionality of their devices (i.e. Facetime) without network shortcomings. Check your wireless provider’s LTE coverage maps for current serviceable areas..


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