Apple testing carrier’s LTE networks

This week, however, a Swisscom spokesperson told that: “Apple only enables 4G access after testing their device on an operator’s live network.”


It proved, he said, “who is running the industry”, adding: “Apple have put themselves in the driving seat; it’s really changing the game quite a lot.”

Apple has exerted more control over carriers than any other handset maker. Before Apple, carriers had the control, and still do in a lot of cases.