Why the new iPhone Xs and Xr are a particularly big deal for T-Mobile

iPhone Xs vs iPhone X, T-Mobile

In case you hadn't heard, Apple announced three new iPhones today. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr are undoubtedly "the most incredible smartphones ever created," as Tim Cook and his band of merry execs spent nearly two hours explaining to us today.

But for one US carrier, the 2018 crop of iPhones is particularly significant. They're the first that support LTE band 71, the 600MHz frequency that T-Mobile is using to build out its network. With most Android flagships from the last year already supporting band 71, Apple joining the party was the final piece that T-Mobile needed to start moving towards widespread compatibility with its new network.

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