EE will be the only UK network capable of selling Apple’s iPhone 5 as a 4G device.
Although Vodafone, 3, O2 Orange and T-Mobile will be offering the handset from September 21, only EE is currently able to offer 4G whcih gives ‘superfast’ mobile broadband speeds.
EE, formerly Everything Everywhere, is the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK.
Although both brands will be selling the iPhone 5, customers wanting 4G services will have to move to the new EE branded service.
As previously reported, Ofcom allowed EE to use existing bandwidth to provide the service while other networks must wait for Ofcom to auction additional capacity before launching their services.
Unveiled yesterday, the iPhone 5 features a 4” display and iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system which introduces a new Apple designed map app to replace Google maps.
The phone also offers an 8MP camera, Siri and Facebook integration.
Speaking at yesterday’s launch, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: “iPhone 5 is the most beautiful consumer device that we’ve ever created.
“We’ve packed an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it.”