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Choose carefully: Each iPhone 5 version has its compromises

Choose carefully: Each iPhone 5 version has its compromises

Apple's new iPhone 5 went up for pre-order today, and demand has already been huge: new orders from Apple's online store face a two week wait, as day-one supplies were snapped up within an hour. Yet, with three different models to choose between - before you even get to color and capacity - there's a big decision upfront if you're not going to get increasingly frustrated over the course of your two-year agreement.

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iPhone 5 pre-orders now open

iPhone 5 pre-orders now open

The iPhone 5 has gone up for preorder, though be prepared for a potential struggle as eager early-adopters attempt to get their order in for September 21 delivery. In the US, the official Apple Store is offering preorders, as well as carriers Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Getting in as early as you can is generally a good idea with Apple product pre-orders, as stock usually gets constrained shortly after sales begin.

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The 4G migraine: iPhone 5 highlights scrappy LTE

The 4G migraine: iPhone 5 highlights scrappy LTE

Patchy coverage; fragmented frequencies; tight-lipped and cautious carriers: the iPhone 5's LTE may be one of the headline features, but it's also causing the most confusion. As predicted, Apple threw in support for LTE networks across the globe in the new smartphone, though it was forced to use three different versions to do so. Even those three may not be enough to satisfy everyone, however: there are some significant holes for high-profile carriers.

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iPhone 5 LTE support for EE 4G reportedly a done-deal

iPhone 5 LTE support for EE 4G reportedly a done-deal

iPhone 5 LTE connectivity is looking increasingly likely, hours ahead of the much-anticipated smartphone's official debut, with claims of confirmation that the Apple device will run on new 4G network EE. Sources have supposedly verified to the Guardian that 4G infrastructure vendors have been testing iPhone 5 LTE handsets compatible with EE's 1800MHz band 4G, and that Apple has apparently registered the new devices with the GSMA in filings yet to be made public.

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Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung is aiming to hijack Apple's new iPhone 5 launch by miring its rival in LTE patent litigation, sources at the company have apparently confirmed, echoing Apple's attempts to injunction new Samsung phones. "Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple" an unnamed insider told The Korea Times. "Countries in Europe and even the United States - Apple's home-turf - are our primary targets."

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EE 4G LTE hands-on: Speed tests!

EE 4G LTE hands-on: Speed tests!

EE's 4G LTE network is already live, and so we grabbed some hands-on time to see just how quickly the new breed of 4G handsets set to hit the UK can run. The numbers - on what's an unstressed network, it's worth remembering - are certainly impressive, with download rates in excess of 34Mbps and uploads of over 22Mbps at times.

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EE reveals first 4G LTE line-up: Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 teaser

EE reveals first 4G LTE line-up: Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 teaser

EE has revealed its first line-up of devices, including Samsung's Galaxy S III, as well as hinting at a possible iPhone 5 LTE reveal imminently. The heavy Apple hint was dropped during the new 4G carrier's launch in London, with chief exec Olaf Swantee teasing that there was a new device "very soon." However, the new iPhone isn't the only device EE subscribers will be able to use: there's a range from Nokia, HTC, Huawei and more.

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EE 4G roll-out plans revealed

EE 4G roll-out plans revealed

New 4G carrier EE will launch its LTE network from today, with four cities getting pilot service, ahead of sixteen cities by Christmas 2012. The initial service will go live in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Bristol today, with EE claiming to have over 20 million people covered across the UK by the end of the year.

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