As September 2011 comes closer, the increasing amount of rumours regarding the next generation iPhone don’t cease to amuse us. However, what we’re going to report about right now, isn’t that much of a rumour as it is a possibility, albeit distant. Proof has been obtained that Apple is currently putting a 4G LTE iPhone to stringent testing with its carrier partners.
Why the month of September is of so much importance is due to the plethora of rumours that we come across each day, suggesting that Apple is gearing up for an iPhone 5 release in September. Apple has always been known to release a new iPhone at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference however this year at WWDC 2011 there was no mention of the upcoming iPhone, leading us to believe that September was probably when Apple plans to release the next generation iPhone. While we don’t know much about iPhone 5 specifications, rumour is that it is possible for Apple to add 4G LTE support in the next iPhone.
If there’s one thing the iPhone lacks right now, that is 4G support for LTE networks all around the world. Nevermind the fact that this also happens to be the most requested feature by millions of iPhone users around the globe. We know that the iPhone is a data hungry smartphone. Apps and other services that can be used through the iPhone constantly require a data connection hence making faster data connections get the top spot on the must have list of many consumers.
No one right now, except for Apple of course, would know whether or not the iPhone 5 is going to come bearing support for 4G LTE networks, regardless of that, however it can be confirmed that Apple is testing out 4G LTE iPhone models with its carrier partners. We came to know this after a deeply buried property list file (.plist) revealed code pointing to LTE. This .plist file was found in the internal iOS build of one of the major carrier partners of Apple.
So basically, it is now confirmed that Apple is indeed working on implementing 4G LTE connectivity support in its devices but we can not be sure as to which devices will be bringing this support with them on to market shelves. Who here would like to place their bet on a 4G LTE capable iPhone 5?