Tech-site chatter that the iPhone 5 will be the first to feature 4G support moved a step closer to reality today, after reports surfaced that Apple is in talks with networks about the mobile internet technology.
Korea Times reports that the reps from SK Telecom and KT of South Korea are negotiating with Apple to carry the iPhone 5 on their 4G networks, chiming with months of rumours that the next-gen tech will feature on the phone.
An executive at KT told the site: "KT is in negotiation with Apple to persuade the latter to support KT's 1.8-gigahertz frequency in Korea for the upcoming iPhone.”
4G would allow iPhone 5 users to surf the web and download content on their phones at speeds that dwarf 3G.
Set to debut in September, the sixth iPhone is also expected to improve on its predecessor with a more powerful quad-core processor and a larger four-inch screen – up from the 3.5-inch display that has featured in every iteration so far.
Near Field Communications (NFC) chips are also thought to be on board, allowing the iPhone 5 to double as a kind of digital wallet.
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