Apple has announced it will begin selling the iPhone 5, iPad 4 and the iPad Mini in China from December 14, through its own stores and resellers. Could this prove it has finally solved its production problems?
Apple has announced its three star iOS products of 2012, the iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad, and the iPad Mini, will go on sale in China in December. The news confirms China Unicom’s promise to stock the phone within three months of its launch, but like most Apple-related deadlines this year, it’s right on the cusp; as the iPhone 5 went on sale for the first time on September 21, and it’ll arrive in China on December 14.
A report says a software update to enable LTE on the iPhone is pushed only when Apple has determined that a network meets its approval.
Apple will be the judge of whether a network’s 4G LTE offering is worthy of supporting the iPhone 5, not the other way around.
That’s the apparent revelation in a report today from industry site Telecoms.com. A spokesperson from Swisscom confirmed Apple’s 4G approval protocol to the site this week, claiming that “Apple only enables 4G access after testing their device on an operator’s live network.”
The AT&T iPhone “personal hotspot” just doesn’t work with our iPhones.
For travel with the pad I need wireless. So I switched my iPhone’s AT&T plan over to the one that lets you use it as a “personal hotspot.” This makes the phone into a device that receives cellular data and acts as a wireless router to which you can connect your computer and other devices.