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  • Apple Revealed to Test Carrier LTE Networks Before Allowing iPhone 5 to Connect to Them


    According to a report by The Next Web, Apple’s strict quality control methods were recently revealed by a spokesperson for Swisscom. The Cupertino California company will only allow a carrier to offer the iPhone 5 on their LTE network after the company has conducted its own set of tests of the wireless service.

    Swisscom recently launched its 4G LTE network this week but Apple’s iPhone 5 won’t run on the carrier’s network just yet. It was indicated that this is because Apple much push out an update enabling LTE connectivity. A timeframe for Apple providing the software update to enable LTE connectivity has not yet been given as it remains in “due course.”

    The strict control maintained by Apple came as a shock to Bengt Nordstrom, head of an industry consultancy group named NorthStream. According to Nordstorm, the fact carriers are willing to concede such control to Apple shows “who is running the industry.” While Apple has shown its extensive in-house testing, the information from Swisscom shows that the company also takes its carriers partners’ ability to offer customers the expected level of performance from their LTE networks seriously as well.

    Source: The Next Web
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Revealed to Test Carrier LTE Networks Before Allowing iPhone 5 to Connect to Them started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Mostly because they want to keep a quality status and if the lte isnt fast they cant say "blazing-fast speeds" etc.
    1. Daftperception's Avatar
      Daftperception -
      I think I would rather have the extra speed. Apple could just as easily had a bubble pop up that said lte not tested by apple speeds may not be as fast as advertised or something like that.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I think that's pretty smart. If Apple wants to test a network before use then sweet, test away!
    1. Checksum47's Avatar
      Checksum47 -
      What is that navihation app in the top iphone in the picture?
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Checksum47 View Post
      What is that navihation app in the top iphone in the picture?
      Apples Maps App, the default one that comes with the phone
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      I think is a good idea that the network is able to keep up with the phone otherwise people start blaming the phone and Apple wants to keep their products on the top of the matket!!!
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Checksum47 View Post
      What is that navihation app in the top iphone in the picture?
      The built in Maps app on iOS 6.
    1. jb40967's Avatar
      jb40967 -
      An electronics manufacturer actually tests their product before releasing through a carrier. Wow, that's big news.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Quote Originally Posted by jb40967 View Post
      An electronics manufacturer actually tests their product before releasing through a carrier. Wow, that's big news.
      Right? lol.