The next-generation iPhone will finally offer bona fide 4G technology, latest supply chain whispers suggest.
DigiTimes, citing anonymous “smartphone-makers” based in Taiwan, is reporting that “a new version of iPhone to be launched in the second half of 2012 is very likely to support LTE”.
Rumours of the latest network standard coming to the next iPhone have kicked up a notch since Apple announced its first 4G-enabled iPad, due to launch tomorrow.
Meanwhile, customers of US carrier AT&T were recently surprised to see their iPhone 4S handsets displaying the 4G symbol instead of 3G. The network clarified that the change reflects its upgrade to the HSPA+ standard, which is classed as 4G technology stateside.
UK network Three is also expected to follow suit when it commences its nationwide rollout of HSPA+ this summer.
Little is known as to what features and improvements the next iPhone will pack. A larger screen and possibly quad core processor may be on the cards. Whether Apple will even announce the handset in summer remains to be seen.
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