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Improved iPhone 6 LTE speeds

Discussion in 'APPLE iPhone, iPad Tablets and all iOS Devices' started by viewfly, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. viewfly

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    A demonstration of the speed difference between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 when connected to a high-quality LTE network has been conducted by iClarified, suggesting the iPhone 6 is able to reach much higher speeds than the iPhone 5s.

    The test, which was conducted in London, Ontario, Canada on the Fido network, shows the iPhone 6 topping out at download speeds of 101Mbps while the iPhone 5s reaches 35Mbps. Upload speeds are similarly improved, reaching 27Mbps on the iPhone

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/06/lte-speeds-comparision-iphone-6-5s/
     
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    I'm not seeing any changes at all in the LTE speeds in my area with my 6 compared to my 5S. I've done multiple speed tests with my 5S and 6 side by side and the speeds are exactly the same using AT&T's network. When my Verizon iPhone 6 Plus arrives with a Verizon SIM I will test again to see if it isn't a network related issue as to why I'm not seeing any increase in speeds.
     
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    Nearly certain to be network related.
     
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    This is what I'm hoping for but won't know till my Verizon 6 Plus arrives to test it. This is pretty much what I'm getting with AT&T on off peak hours. While this speed is certainly usable for most things, it's not what I should be getting considering the iPhone 6 is supposed to see faster LTE speeds.

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    You should be getting faster speeds than that with the 5 pr 5S. Gotta be network.
     
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    Has AT&T actually turned on the Cat 4 LTE (that's what gives the iPhone 6 the speed boost over the 5S, which only had Cat 3)? I remember reading something about it when the S5 came out, but didn't follow up seeing that my S4 is only Cat 3 anyway :) And I wonder if the upcoming Nexus 6 (LTE Cat 6) will prompt AT&T to upgrade their capabilities, seeing that they'll be selling it...
     
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    To the best of knowledge AT&T has not turned on Cat 4 LTE yet.

    Someone can correct me if I am wrong. :)


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    I agree. That is why it is 'the network'

    Apparently other parts of the world are ready.
     
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    Well, "the network" is a very vague term. The network is responsible for my speed dipping below 1Mbps at times, but that's a temporary condition. The Cat 4 not being active is a more permanent one.

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    You have to employ fuzzy logic with my statements.

    Anyone you reads the phones specs and reads what ATT is doing knows that the network is not ready but the phone is.

    I'm surprised that this was misunderstood by ATT users. The fast LTE tests was done with fido in Canada.

    The same with HD voice. Iphone 6 supported but only available in select markets.
     

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