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Is Apple planning an LTE iPhone?

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Is Apple planning an LTE iPhone?
An iPhone ready to navigate the 4G pipelines of LTE might be in the works. A Help Wanted ad posted by Apple seeks a Cellular Technology Software Manager. The ad says, "The Cellular Technology Manager will manage the cellular protocol software team, responsible for the design, implementation and integration of layer 1-3 protocols for iPhone. The position will be responsible for ensuring appropriate cellular technology development and execution, KPI performances and interoperability of cellular technology on various platforms, R&D of new protocol and standards, as well as working with cross-functional teams to deliver the best customer experience on Cellular." Now here is where it gets interesting. The ad asks for someone who has, "Expert knowledge of one or multiple cellular technologies: WCDMA/UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE etc." The complete posting, found on Apple's web site, can be read by clicking on the source link.

While we might see an Apple iPhone 4G this year, the "4G" will be referring to what generation iPhone is in your hand. An iPhone LTE would probably not see the light of day until mid-2011 at the earliest. By then, carriers like Verizon and AT&T should have a sufficient amount of the country covered in LTE not to mention the overseas carriers who will be getting ready for 4G service. This really should not be shocking news because after all, there was never a doubt that Apple would be bringing the iPhone up-to-date to work on the speedy 4G networks. and AT&T will be using LTE technology for its 4G service Yes, Apple was late to the 3G party, but that is a mistake that probably will not happen again.

source: Apple via TFTS

Is Apple planning an LTE iPhone?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. merkeke (Posts: 62; Member since: 03 Jan 2009)


here we go again. the 30th post about a different iphone from phone arena... tomorrow we will see... "is apple planning a wimax iphone?"

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 09:45

6. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Than just go to a different site if you're gonna complain about it, that's all you do, nag nag nag, get a life.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:14

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


phone arena needs to change it name to crappy news and iphone garbage "website thats all thats been on here lately.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:39

18. JVII (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


It's not just here, every phone site is like that, really.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:50

19. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


ii agree with u with its always about the iphone in phonearena its getting kinda boring its like they praise the iphone

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 14:59

25. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Listen, if you want a site that posts only the official word on companies, go to Phone Scope. One of the coolest things about Phone Arena is that they post on speculation and rumor. Some are true, some are not. PA never posts on unsubstantiated claims and usually have some kind of source. I come here for rumors and official word. Thing is, I know folks are tired of the iPhone and I am too. Everyone was convinced the iPhone was going to Verizon this year and it didn't. So I've blocked out Apple rumors until Steve Jobs says something. But other than that, I like rumor and speculation on other subjects.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 17:17

28. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Exactly JeffdaBeat, these other idiots don't seem to be taking it that way.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 20:41

31. VZWtrainer (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)


Some people just get tired of hearing about the iPhone all the time. Personally, I don't mind with news like this, but the weeks leading up to the iPad announcement were littered with BS articles every few hours, so I can understand how some people would be tired of hearing all Apple news. It sometimes seems like these sites promote apple with all their constant articles.

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 09:59

47. Dylon (unregistered)


You obviously are on the wrong site. I personally come to Phone Arena for all phone advice and spec reviews. Especially the iPhone as a personally favorite. Instead of complaining and crying, why don't you shove it and go somewhere else? Nobody really cares on your negative opinion on the site.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 07:15

2. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Awesomeeeee. I want an LTE iPhone.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 07:46

3. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1182; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


With EVO and win 7 phones coming to you very soon why?

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 08:43

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because its an iphone! it parts the red seas and floats on water!!!! because liberals love to say freedom while closing and controlling systems to control other liberals. Thats why liberals love Steve Jobs. He controls them!

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 10:19

7. bbatts22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


YES!. a 4g iphone! Then I can accomplish only one task at a time, at lighting speeds! wtf

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:37

11. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


you honestly dont believe they wont change that do you? are you really that dumb?

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 13:11

20. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


They probably will at some point but look at their track record. 3 generations of phones and they fail to include basic features:background pictures,using songs for ringtones that you already bought from iTunes that you have to buy again to use as a ringtone?? Nowadays the iPhone is at the bottom of the competition if you ask me. Waiting for my HD2 to get here!

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 20:37

30. cuddybonz (Posts: 45; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)


As a mattre of fact right now. there is no 4G iPhone to speak of. Will it multi task? I hope so they'll have at least 2 years to work on that. In the meantime I have personally seen the EVO in action and it is without a doubt the new standard of smart phones in this country.

posted on 27 Mar 2010, 08:35

36. bucky (Posts: 2701; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


iphone does well cause it does certain things perfectly not everything half ass.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 08:59

5. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I'm glad to see that the iPhone is advancing their technology, because this will raise the bar for all other manufacturers.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:14

13. zr1vette (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


how will it raise the bar for other manufacturers? apple is far from the first company to be working on a 4g device at the moment.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 20:43

32. VZWtrainer (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)


Yes zr1vette. The first generation iPhone did reaise the bar for multimedia-type smartphones. The two generations after that, not so much. In fact, the only groundbreaking feature after the first generation iPhone was the video-editing that is now available. Nothing else about the iPhone 3Gs is revolutionary at all. Take last years model, add 1 or two things that should have already been in last years model, and you have this years model.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:13

8. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


who cares! 4G and 3G in the US is nothing more than pushing more data..as apposed to asia/europe where features and services like live 2 way vid. conferencing is a standard option for the high tech phones there

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:16

10. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


but hjow many people would use it? not many

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:22

14. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


Video is coming...have you not seen the EVO? Plus all the rumors about front facing cameras and iChat on the next iPhone. Yes, we are behind Europe and Asia...but the gap is closing. Blame the FCC and govt regulation and mismanagement of the spectrum...also Europe and Asia are more concentrated which make is easier to build out. USA is so spread out it is more expensive.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 13:43

22. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


Asia is less spread than the USA?? When was the last time you looked at a map?

posted on 29 Mar 2010, 02:34

41. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


Look at a population map instead of geographical. Most people in China live in a small area of the country. Most of the country's land is not populated.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:55

12. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


itd be a good thing for the i-phone since its had problems with AT&T coverage.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:25

15. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


For the longest time I've strongly considered getting an iPhone...with the Nexus One and more Android phones coming to AT&T along with WM 7...IDK...I wanna see a lot more in LTE in a phone...Apps are nice, but I wanna phone that can out of the box that can surf the web like a PC...IDK...I want an open phone. I want a locked up phone where I have to rely on Apple for content. I don't wanna blow dough on songs, videos and apps...Thats why apple doesnt add flash, they want u to rely on them.

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:33

17. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


There is a claim that bad reception in AT&T with iPhone is actually caused by iPhone's very own internal antenna. I forgot where is the source of this but you can google it quickly. It looks like the signal issue is being kicked around, lol.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 12:28

43. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


its actually both. the internal issue with the antenna was with the original 2g iphone. but that does mean att's network doesnt suck at the same time.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 12:34

44. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


typo: doesn't*

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