Yesterday Apple announced their much rumoured hardware refresh of the iPhone, giving us a new iPhone 5S and a 5C.

There is no point in filling more cyber space with the details, just Google it or visit the official Apple iPhone 5 page.

The main question really needs to be: will the iPhone 5S and 5C support the UKs implementation of the 4G mobile network? 4G runs on a variety of frequencies in different countries, and not all phones support all frequencies.

The Apple spec page lists only EE & Vodafone as the two UK networks supporting the phone:

iPhone 5C 5S spec UK

The 5S and 5C both support LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 20. Of those, 3, 7, and 20 fall within the 1800MHz, 2600MHz, 800Mhz frequencies as used by all the UK 4G suppliers.

This means O2 and Three will also support the 4G connectivity - quite why they are not listed on the Apple site is a mystery.

O2 UK have now confirmed via Twitter that their 4G will be available to the iPhone 5S & 5C. I am sure Three will officially confirm compatibility soon.

The iPhone 5S and 5C will be available from 20 September 2013 from Apple and many other suppliers.

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