Today’s Tech: The T-Mobile iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is one of the best phones in today’s market and has lots of great features that make it a unique device. Up until now, it’s only been available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Virgin Mobile; but now it’s finally been released on the T-Mobile network. Before today, using an iPhone on T-Mobile’s network meant a compromise on speed: unlocked handsets would get service, but only on EDGE (which is slower then LTE and 3G). Thanks to huge efforts brought by T-Mobile that started last fall, customers have been able to suddenly “turn on” 4G (the HSPA+ kind) for that grey market segment. But with Apple now bringing the iPhone 5 officially to T-Mobile’s newly launched LTE lineup, the subscriber base no longer has to trade down. Users can now get full LTE on their iPhones. The biggest change to the iPhone 5 for T-Mobile is the addition of HD Voice capabilities. The network audio on the original iPhone 5 wasn’t that great, so T-Mobile decided to up the ante and add clearer audio capabilities. Other than that, it’s the same old iPhone that comes with its aesthetically pleasing design and lighting fast OS.


Burak Aslan served as Multimedia Director for during the 2012-2013 school year. Burak is a creative person who works to create multimedia content such as infographics, digital art, and memes. He plays both drums and soccer, but his true passion is for food.