New iPhone rumor confirms 4G LTE connectivity, double the RAM and a built-in NFC chip

New iPhone rumor confirms 4G LTE connectivity, double the RAM and a built-in NFC chip
We’ve heard plenty of rumors about the next iPhone and those will only intensify as we approach the September-October time frame when everyone expects the new iPhone to launch. But one thing that probably isn’t true is that the new iPhone is already in production.

The other thing is that we are once again hearing the the sixth-gen iPhone will feature 4G LTE connectivity and get a bump up from the 512MB of RAM memory on the current one to 1GB. Also, a near-field communication (NFC) chip will be built in the device.

An inside source for BGR revealed some interesting details around the whole process of an iPhone making it to retail shelves.

Allegedly, first iPhone go through a series of “engineering verification tests” (EVT), and once they clear those they enter the “design verification test” (DVT) phase. Only then, the handsets hit the production lines.

So, the new iPhone hasn’t started production just yet, according to BGR’s source, but it’s entirely possible that Apple is making engineering samples.

Here’s a couple of other interesting facts about previous iPhones as well:

  • The Verizon-branded iPhone 4 made it to the EVT2 phase in mid-November, hit EVT3 in the last week of November, and finally got to DVT2 at the end of December. 
  • The iPhone 4 that was lost in a bar in San Francisco was actually in DVT stage. 


But the big news is that we have one more piece of evidence that the new iPhone will have LTE, more RAM and NFC, and that’s great, isn’t it?

source: BGR

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250 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looks purrrrty...lol

22. MeoCao unregistered

Wow, 1 more row of icons, so cool!

45. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol .... u just like it coz of row of icons .... lol

68. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i think he's being sarcastic

59. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

We thank Apple yet once again...!® We rejoice that....!

170. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

What's with the '®' after EVERY SENTENCE? People with no intelligence drive me INSANE. Please leave.

3. script_writer

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

Playing catch up with everybody (*coughs* android)

5. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Wow LTE dual core 1 gb ram and a 4" screen welcom to 2011!

17. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Once they said that iPhone doesn't need a bigger-than-3.5" screen.. Once they said that 512mb RAM is enough for the iPhone, unlike Android..

121. JessJess unregistered

They said that was the case forever and ever and ever and ever? Let's get real for a moment. FWIW they said 3.5" was the sweet spot for using a phone with one hand. The increase in size is height only - so that is not disrupted.

223. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

They say 3.5" is a sweet spot for one handed use lol, I'm 13 and can use my Samsung Galaxy S3 with a case on it with one hand and it feels completely fine.

251. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

dont worry dude... jessjess is an idiot.

209. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

yeah exactly. Times change. 3.5inches was indeed the perfect size. but that was a while ago, this is now.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

how does a rumor confirm something?

34. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Was wondering the same thing. "This just in, Crystal Ball predicts economic collapse in near future."

39. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

iThink apple leaked the crappy iP5 we see all over the net and maybe, just maybe have something up their sleeves, ya know so people will go wow when they really reveal it because currently the iP5 is circa 2011 in just about every way... Apple, as much as iDislike them as a company and the way they choose to do business, simply cannot be making another blah iPhone, not after the rise of the Android.. iHope this is it, iLaugh if it is but iHave my iDoubts

7. clevelandiskindacool

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Spec sheets are purely selling points but a great phone has usability and satisfied customers. I can take the sub-android specs as long as its a good user experience.

25. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

With android users it's all about specs. Specs alone don't make a great device, an evidenced by google finally admitting how laggy android has been and implementing acceleration into jellybean.

224. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Were's your proof that they said that?

243. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

YouTube Aaron's gs3 30 day challenge.

27. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

sounds like a iphone to me

63. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Exactly sheep get excited about specs only. If I have lower specs, but a better performing phone then who's the one making the right decision.

90. GENARAL-LEVY

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

go enjoy ur Bmw 320 while Android is enjoying the M3

115. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Maybe try Jellybean before you make that assessment. Project butter is a total game changer

211. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Jellybean isn't exactly what I'd call widespread and accessible. Very few models have it and even fewer are going to get it. Sooo....yeah

10. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

Sounds like Samsungs specs from November 2011.

13. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Haha, the 4G will make those customers confused, "isn't the 4G model was released before the 4S?" And I bet there will be people calling this iPhone 5G..

19. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

yes the 4th generation model was released before the 4s

26. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

dude, I know that.. The thing is, many call that the iPhone 4G, in case you can't read my comment above. And if this 6th gen iPhone, which most probably called the iPhone 5 (or will it be "The New iPhone"?), has 4G connection, then they will confuse it with the so-called "iPhone 4G", which is actually the 4th gen iPhone called the iPhone 4..

187. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that's nothing a Samsung lawyer could not distinguish in court between an ipad and a galaxy tab...

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