iOS 6 has been released, and the iPhone 5 is arriving. The interesting news is the sixth-generation handset from Apple comes with a new baseband – baseband 1.00.16. The latest iPhone has a Qualcomm 4G LTE MDM9615 Gobi chip to carter the needs of those who require constant connectivity. The modem firmware / baseband is 1.00.16. Learn how to use the iPhone 5 unlock service to unlock your device for any iOS version.

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iPhone 5 baseband and unlock possibilities

The baseband version included in the sixth-generation iPhone is 1.00.16 on the latest iOS 6 firmware.
The iPhone 5 comes in 3 LTE versions. They all support the global GSM/UMTS services that were provided by the iPhone 4S.

(Quad Band 3G UMTS/ HSUPA/HSDPA on 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz, and Quad Band 2G GSM/EDGE on 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) with the latest support for “4G” DC-HSDPA, which at the 42 Mbps speed matches most carriers’ 4G LTE service). However, CDMA is supported by one of the three versions.

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Qualcomm baseband chip

How to use the iPhone 5 unlock service

In simpler words, if you buy an iPhone 5 from AT&T — your handset is locked to that carrier. Before you start to worry, read what we have to say. Official iPhone 5 unlock is capable to factory unlock iPhone 5. This will be an IMEI carrier unlock. Check out the supported carriers and prices here.

You can follow the procedure from here to get factory unlock iPhone 5 on iOS 6. In case you don’t know which carrier the phone is locked to, you can always check your IMEI number.

After the iPhone 5 is unlocked, you can use it on any carrier in the world. You can also update firmwares and basebands without any worries as this will be a permanent solution.

Now you know how to get the iPhone 5 unlock once you buy it.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.