The latest smartphone releases from Apple already have a date to arrive. The company will start selling theiPhone 11, iPhone 11 ProandiPhone 11 Pro Max in Brazil on October 18. Prices have not yet been released.
The devices went on sale on September 20 in some countries, such as the United States. This is one of the smallest “delays” of Apple’s launch in the Brazilian market: in 2018, the iPhone XR and XS had sales started on September 21 in the first markets and only arrived in Brazil on November 9 of that year.
In a statement, Apple says the devices will be available in the company’s physical and virtual stores, in addition to selected retail partners and operators. It should not be long before the first pre-sale registrations appear.
iPhone 11 is already approved by Anatel
All iPhone 11 models and their respective batteries are already approved by Anatel. Variants will be sold on the national market A2221 (iPhone 11), A2215 (iPhone 11 Pro) and A2218 (iPhone 11 Pro Max), which are the same models from Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Those who buy an iPhone 11 in North America may have problems using 4G in Brazil. The United States and Canada have their own model that does not have LTE support in band 28, which corresponds to a frequency of 700 MHz in Brazil.
This means that the American iPhone will continue to work with the Brazilian 4G, but it will not necessarily have the same signal quality as other smartphones. In major cities, operators Claro, TIM and Vivo act both with 700 MHz and other frequencies. Oi customers need not worry, since the operator did not buy the 700 MHz spectrum during the Anatel auction.
Band 28 is important because it has greater signal penetration, which benefits coverage in closed locations and allows operators to cover more areas with fewer antennas. It is very likely that operators will opt for the 700 MHz frequency in cities with less population density or on roads.