BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and AT&T announced they will offer iPhone 5 beginning Sept. 21.
Verizon says the new version of the iPhone will be on its its 4G LTE network.
The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, redesigned to feature a 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for fast performance; ultrafast wireless technology; and better battery life.
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, an advanced mobile operating system with more than 200 new features, including the Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization; and more Siri features and languages.
Verizon says its 4G LTE network is in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers’ 4G LTE networks combined. The company continues its roll-out of 4G LTE and has committed to introducing the service in 400 markets by year-end.
However, AT&T claims it has the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 million people in more than 60 markets . It plans to add 100 more markets by the end of the year.