Apple iPad mini LTE version will operate at 1800MHz in Singapore

For those of you who intend to buy the iPad mini, it is important to take note that the iPad mini LTE version would not be able to take advantage of the dual band 1800MHz and 2600MHz available in Singapore.

According to the specification provided by Apple, there are two models available. One model supports only Bands 4 and 17 while the other supports band 1,3,5,13,25.

Singapore telcos supports dual band LTE, Band 3 (1800MHz) and Band 7 (2600MHz).  The situation is the same for the iPhone 5. The model that is suitable should be model A1455.

LTE at 2600MHz usually give you better throughput. In this case, users will to run their devices under the 1800MHz Band 3 since it is the only supported band on the iPad mini LTE.

•Model A1454* ◦GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
◦UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
◦LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

•Model A1455* ◦CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
◦GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
◦UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
◦LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

•Data only3
•802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
•Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology