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Next-gen iPhone 4G support rumours surface

Next-gen iPhone 4G support rumours surface

Apple job adverts suggest that high-speed 4G networking will come to the next iteration of the iPhone.

4G networking is still a little way from being available in the UK and it will first appear as LTE (Long Term Evolution) during the first half of 2011, according to network providers.

The next iPhone, to which most refer as the 4G, was thought to lack true 4G connectivity, after manufacturers had said that the chip technology would not be commercially available until next year.

However, Apple has now caused a stir and could be disproving these widely held assumptions, after a job notice surfaced for a "Cellular Technology Software Manager" with "expert knowledge of LTE technology".

This implies that the iPhone 4G could feature LTE support when it lands this summer, although only US customers would be able to take advantage of this.

4G phones are already planned for the US, with HTC's Evo smartphone sporting WiMAX compatibility for use on network provider Sprint's next-gen connections.

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