Thursday, September 13, 2012

iPhone 5 and its three versions: how it affects the band 5.2

First of all, before you read my post (in advance, sorry for the length) I want to thank everyone who wrote to me in the comments and on twitter. For those thousand thanks! Very nice I have read your feedback and will always be open it. As I said, my name is Sara (although my nick is Annak by an anime character) and am fangirl of Apple Inc. and Steve Jobs. Therefore, always seek to give my opinion in an objective (or what but possible). After that, I press.

Today, my fellow designer said "what iPhone you're buying?" Obviously I was surprised and told him that I did not understand your question, and his response was "there are 3 different iPhone". I know it is not surprising but the iPhone 5 itself will make a difference especially because there are 2 GSM And the beauty of the matter: there is LTE.

Maybe we're just (or am) giving importance to frequency but this iPhone 5 will be a major headache for Mexicans and operators. And I'm not worried about this since forever (and very unfortunately for me) I buy with Telcel and they sell the GSM version.

Physically nothing will change the iPhone, but inside, the components and antennas are different because each iPhone has been adapted according to the cellular operator where marketing is going.

Recall that yesterday I told them that Mexico was not even on Apple testing on LTE and rightly so: we do not have the technology but not in our wildest dreams.

This is because the band 2.5 (yes, that same one that SVM and the Federal Government / SCT have lying even sombrerazos) is precisely the one that will meet the speed requirements of LTE technology, and obviously is delayed in its development. And even when it looks for to evolve.

Currently "mobile operators Telcel, Telefonica and Iusacell cover 99% of the country with 3.5 G type networks, which provide theoretical speeds of 84 Megabits (Mb) per second downstream and 22 Mbps upstream. Meanwhile, technology 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE), to receive data at speeds up to 300 Mbps theoretical download and 80 Mbps upload "Basically what Gonzalo Rojon explains in his interview with CNN Expansion is that: Mexico far from those speeds you need to show off the iPhone 5.

Then perhaps you will make the same question I would this affect the release date in Mexico? Very probably is. Want to believe that our operators know they are going to get in over my head (or a million) as one of the great advantages of this new model is the speed you can achieve. Therefore, they have to find a way to get away with as they must market their other features and ask for divine protection since users will start to complain (more than they already do) about how your iPhone does not reach the Phill promised speed. Maybe blame (the brilliant technicians Telcel) to hardware or software but it is becoming more difficult to hide the sun with a finger.

Increase daily complaints against this company, and although many continue that love-hate relationship against Telcel, is increasingly complicated the picture.

So is it worth buying an iPhone 5 in Mexico? I leave it to a personal opinion but if you're buying for speed, once you say you're gonna do the courage of life, but I think that is why they do not use much in Mexico because we know that our operators lame foot .

However, I think the decision of buying this iPhone will be more complicated because they have to look the other way and forget that they will not have the super speed it can handle.

And as I mentioned at the beginning (and returning to the point of this post) there are 3 iPhone and these are the features:

  • A1428 GSM model: UMTS / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (bands 4 and 17)
  • A1429 CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz), UMTS / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • A1429 GSM model: UMTS / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5).

The big question for me what? I can tell you that model 1 (A1428 GSM) is designed almost specifically for AT & T and Canadian carriers. Model 2 (CDMA A1429) works for other gringo and Japanese carriers, while model 3 (A1429 GSM) is for Europe and 4G, and Asia.

Concluding so yes they will ask for an iPhone gabacho / European / Asian, order a GSM (A1429) because it works with Unefon, Movistar and Telcel (thanks to its micro sim). And this model is that I'm pretty sure that will come to Mexico.

This table can help a little:

If you ask me: I buy it because I do not use the data network. I use my iPhone to listen to music, play games occasionally, tweet, check my every-once-more-depressing-fb, uploading instagram pet food and, especially via WhatsApp or iMSG gossip. I do not require the use of the data network because my work demands me (yet) and also because I like to disconnect the world (well almost always find a Wi-Fi or kindly ask the password of the modem). (Hahaha, you may need more an iPod Touch).

What do you think? Does not have the super speed is a variable that affects them? Will the LTE reason why Mexico does not have a release date?

If you want more information about the LTE and band 2.5, chequen these links:

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