Confirmed – iPhone 5 will run on 4G, coming to EE

The new iPhone, to be launched this evening will, as expected, run on EE’s new 4G network. It’s been rumoured for a while that the new iPhone will contain 4G technology, and while EE would only say “other devices will follow very soon” yesterday, a source has confirmed to The Guardian that 4G iPhones have been tested on the EE 1800 MHz frequency.

A second source adds that Apple has added 4G devices to the GSMA “master list”, the global database listing all devices running on GSM networks. This is a sure signal that the handset will be offered on the new 4G network.

EE had already scored a coup with being the first network to offer 4G and the addition of the new iPhone to their handset range makes this an even bigger result. This could push EE towards the top of the UK network chart in much the same way that the original iPhone did for O2.

Catch up with the iPhone 5 announcement right here on Coolsmartphone this evening. Our coverage starts at 5.30 (BST).

Source: The Guardian