iPhone 5 will pack 4G LTE but it won’t work in the UAE
At tonight’s launch event, Apple revealed that the iPhone 5 will support LTE and 4G data speeds (it also supports all the usual bands: GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA). For the record, LTE supports download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Unfortunately, neither Etisalat or Du currently support LTE or proper 4G, yet. If either does want to bring the iPhone 5 up to wireless speed in the UAE though, they’ll have to make sure to support the 1800MHz LTE band.
Thanks to the iPhone 5‘s new dual-switching antennae though, it’s be faster than the last. HSPA+ will go up to 21Mbps, and DC-HSDPA will hit speeds up to 42Mbps. There’s also new Wi-Fi, with 802.11n letting you hit download speeds of up to 150Mbps.