New features for LTE and 5G in Apple devices at new iOS update (iOS 16.4)

Apple at new iOS update (iOS 16.4) by updating modem firmware, introduced many new features for LTE and 5G.

One of them for LTE is “supportedBandCombinationReduced-r13” which if eNB at UECapabilityEnquiry put “requestReducedFormat” and “requestSkipFallbackComb”, UE at response, instead of conventional format(“supportedBandCombination-r10”) sends CA and MIMO combinations as “supportedBandCombinationReduced-r13” which most usable combinations will report to eNB at one time enquiry.


Salam Iman,

So what will be the benefit for that feature ?