LTE is coming to the iPhone, report claims
posted by Nick T. / Aug 16, 2012, 3:25 AM
More specifically, SK Telecom and KT want to be sure that the smartphone is compatible with their 4G networks. That is necessary because LTE in South Korea operates at frequencies different from those used in the U.S. As a matter of fact, that is why the new iPad cannot connect to LTE networks within the country, although a model with cellular connectivity is indeed being sold.
Other clues leading us to assume that the iPhone 5 (or The New iPhone, if you will) might finally get LTE connectivity include the photos of the device's motherboard, which were leaked yesterday. Close examination of the component revealed that new connectors have been fitted, supposedly for a dedicated LTE antenna. Besides, the rumor mill has been throwing speculations of LTE connectivity in the next iPhone since last year, in addition to clues about other hardware upgrades. But most importantly, the new iPad supports LTE already, meaning that Apple is now open to using 4G connectivity with its mobile devices. If the next iPhone does not have LTE, however, many Apple fans will be very upset.
The exact specifications of the next iPhone will likely become known next month. It is believed that the smartphone will be announced on September 12 and will hit the shelves not long after that.
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Plus Verizon said they will not sell anymore 3G smartphones.
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 3:31 AM 8
They said that last year for 2012, but since then, they've realeased the Blackberry Curve 9310 which is only 3G. Maybe, they meant only real smartphones? Haha.
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 9:57 AM 0
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There better damn be LTE. or I will flip a table on someone.
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 3:32 AM 7
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i dont know why this is news. we all know that the iPhone 5 has to have LTE to remain competitive
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 7:53 AM 7
They need to stop reposting articles like this. WE ALL know it's going to have LTE but with a weak battery life. this is NOT NEWS
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 8:20 AM 8
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Not one iPhone user will admit they are looking forward to 4g; to do so would be to admit that the current iPhone is slow. Last year we were subjected to posts excusing the lack of 4G on the iphone4s by saying that apple wanted better battery life in place before incorporating 4G. Wonder what the excuse will be this year? Why not stop claiming specs until you at least know the name of the phone. Doubtful it is even called an iphone5. Do not presume to know it will be LTE before you know the name of the handset. Really believe apple is releasing a CDMA LTE & a GSM 4G? Really? Good luck with that.
posted on Aug 16, 2012, 6:25 PM 1
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