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The iPhone 5 and 4G: What it means for the UK

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Executive Summary

Apple has announced its iPhone 5 smartphone, a thinner, lighter, longer-lasting version of its predecessor. It also has 4G, or "ultra-fast wireless technology", according to the company's head of marketing Phil Schiller.

But is 4G really that fast? And will the iPhone 5's 4G features work on UK networks? Moreover, how ready are the UK's mobile operators for this new breed of wireless tech?

This ZDNet guide to the iPhone 5 and 4G explains what 4G can do for you and how you can get it. It also reveals the current state of play in the spectrum wars, and looks at why the UK has lagged behind the rest of the world in 4G adoption.

You can read this free guide on any screen, from tablet to e-reader, desktop to any mobile device -- or even print it out.

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