Next-gen iPhone with LTE being tested in the UK
This Tuesday, UK operator Everything Everywhere, or EE, announced plans to launch its 4G LTE network in a few weeks. This will be the UK's first LTE network, and the carrier promises that it's going to cover about 1/3 of the UK's population by the end of 2012. Now, here's the thing: EE's LTE network will use the 1800MHz spectrum, and according to an unnamed insider, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson (network equipment providers) are all testing the new iPhone with LTE on this very same band.
The proof of an LTE iPhone coming to the UK doesn't end here, though. Another source has reported that Apple has also registered its upcoming devices that will use this frequency with a special confidential database managed by the GSMA, the organization that represents operator's interests.
As always, Apple has desided to wait until it feels the moment is right to launch a new product, service or feature. We've had LTE in the US for some time now, but it was mostly Verizon. Now that LTE networks are a bit more mature, the iPhone 5 is coming to take full advantage of those blazing-fast speeds.
1. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
And how's the battery?
The major set back for a device with LTE is a unibody design with non-replaceable battery.
I hope Apple could pack a large battery for this one.
2. bloodline (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
enjoy it while you can, samsung coming for your lte assss
5. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
if samsung has enough ammunition on it's patent, i'm sure apple won't ship the new ipad or even this iphone with lte. but they dare to include it, in front of samsung's face
6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And UK judges arnt like State's judges, They have humanity and justice in them! Samsung is gonna kick there ars€....¡
7. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
you may be right,... if samsung sues apple and wins. but until that happens,the new ipad and this iphone has and will have LTE.
4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
desided (last para)? It should be decided. Proof reading is a must by author's posting articles :)