This past Wednesday on September 12, Apple finally revealed the long awaited iPhone5 to its loyal fan base and eager critics. The newest addition to the Apple family is boasting a few new aesthetic perks from it’s predecessors: lighter, sleeker, and longer, it fits so nicely into the palm of your hand it is like the two are meant to be. If the good looks of this new technology don’t sell you, the upgraded services within it definitely will.
Although other phones such as Droids have been flaunting the use of the 4G network LTE for a while now (a year and a half), Apple waited to join them until the release of the iPhone 5. With this added perk, it is impossible to not want this phone, and if you disagree you are lying to yourself.
LTE is one of two 4G wireless technologies that offer a new way to transmit data from cellular towers to your phones much faster than ever before. LTE can reach speeds of up to 20 megabits per second, which makes it faster than both home cable and DSL services.
Combine the wonderful invention that is LTE with the iPhone and you have a masterpiece. Apple is promising downloads 10x faster than ever before, and for AT&T users downloads that will mean more than double or triple the speed.
If not, what if I told you that Apple has found a way to utilize LTE without putting such a strain on your phone’s battery? LTE is a bit of a hefty program, meaning it needs more power to run, which usually implies a shorter battery life. Usually.
Apple doesn’t tend to do things the way others around them are, though, so they found a way to utilize LTE in their phones as a data carrier without placing such a strain on your phone’s battery life. In fact, Apple is promising up to 8 hours of uninterrupted data on LTE. Suddenly things that might have been bothersome before, such as live streaming and video chatting, will become smoother with this clearer and faster connection. Gone are the days of worrying about whether your connection will last in the middle of that ultra-important video conference, or whether you will be able to talk to your child in college without your phone freezing or losing connection.
Admit it, you’re impressed now. So I know that you will be interested to know that pre-ordering for the iPhone5 opened today, September 14, and that it is available with Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. So go ahead and purchase yourself the brand new iPhone5 with LTE. I know you won’t regret it.