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  1. RedSpark

    iPhone XS Thread

    In keeping with past practice, Apple is being completely silent on this... until they finally release a statement that they’re aware of these reported issues and they’ll be addressed in a future software or carrier update. It’s hard for me to understand how Apple devices can have so many “out the door” issues for “basic stuff” like LTE and Wi-Fi Performance. This isn’t a special character combo which bricks the phone. This isn’t a bug in the “Find my Friends” App. This is something which goes to the essential function of the device. Doesn’t Apple “dog food” and actually use its own products?... or did they say “We know there’s an issue. Screw it, ship it. We’ll fix it on the backend.”
  2. RedSpark

    iPhone XS Thread

    I’m about to upgrade four of our lines to iPhone XS in the next few days. The other 3 lines we have are on Android. I’ve always waited for the first batch to ship out in case there are any zero-day problems with the device, software, activation or accessories availability. This year it’s UPS delivery and activation issues. Hope everything settles down this week.
  3. Are there criteria which determine whether UL B41 CA is active and that disable HPUE? Is this determined by the network or on the device itself? Or, will a device like the iPhone XS always have HPUE enabled, which disables UL B41 CA?
  4. Wasn’t there an issue that you couldn’t have 2 UL CA if you had HPUE enabled or am I misunderstanding this?
  5. Yeah, the specs for the Modem say it supports 2CA for the UL: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/mobile-communications/xmm-7560-brief.html Curious what’s up here...
  6. Sprint did pretty well on Average User Speeds according to this test report by P3: http://www.p3-group.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P3-Report_US_Speed.pdf “Again, Verizon leads the benchmark with an average user speed of 5.3 Mbit/s. Sprint shows only slightly lower user speeds with an average of 5.2 Mbit/s. This is remarkable since Sprint’s Network Top Speed was only a little more than half of what the Verizon network showed. Obviously, consumers on Sprint face less limitations in their real life smartphone usage than users in the other networks. The average user speed with T-Mobile is 4.6 Mbit/s, while AT&T is slowest with still competitive 4.3 Mbit/s.” Background article: https://www.rcrwireless.com/20180911/test-and-measurement/verizon-tops-p3-network-speed-analysis-but-sprint-is-a-surprise-second
  7. What’s different about these handsets to enable them to support CA for UL, while the iPhone XS doesn’t?
  8. Thanks! Will “current” HPUE devices be compatible with an updated FCC transmit power restriction or will this require a new handset?
  9. Oh man... 🙁 I guess something to look forward to for next year.