4G - What the hell is going on?
I would like to ask people that are far more clued up on this (and that includes WHF mods/editors) what the deal is with all this?
Here are the facts as I currently see them:
The iPhone 5 is supporting 4G - and this includes some of the spectrum the UK will be using (I understand there will be a number of 'spectrums' that each network provider will use).
I've heard that it will support only the specturm that Everything Everywhere (EE) will be broadcasting and that any of the other spectrums that will be used as/when O2/VF/Three bid for the remainder will not be accessible to the iPhone 5.
Is that correct??? Is it likely to mean that if you are on a 2 year iPhone 5 contract with any of the 3 providers above, you're stuck to getting any 4G benefit? Or, will it be a simple case of a 'software update' for Apple to release to allow the antena in the phone to access the extra spectrums?
I would also like some considered opinions on why, or rather, how EE have managed to gain this obvious competetive advantage over the other 3 providers in this set up? If the above is correct, to me, EE have a complete monopoly on the iPhone 5 as it stands.
Now I understand that originally O2 had the iPhone for a number of months before other networks, but this was 'back in the day' and now it has been made available for all networks.
Am I missing something? 4G is going to be a massive step forward (albeit a belated one compared to other countries) for the UK... committing to a new piece of tech like the iPhone 5 when you can't use that seems a pointless exercise!!
Thoughts please boys and girls - I'm ready to be educated!!