This is yet another possible hint that the next generation iPhone, where some prefer to call it the new iPhone or just iPhone 5 for the sake of continuity, might just carry 4G LTE capability as a couple of cellular operators in Korea – namely SK Telecom and KT, spilled the beans to the Korea Times that their respective companies are well advanced in talks with the fruity company in order to enable the handsets play nice with the 1.8 GHz network frequency in the final iteration. SK Telecom has plans to introduce a Multi Carrier (MC) network that would introduce LTE connectivity in 23 cities before the year is over, where users can alternate between the 800 MHz and 1.8 GHz LTE frequencies in a snap, making it easy for folks who use 4G smartphones and tablets.
You could say that the major problem which Apple faces would be the wide range of 4G frequencies worldwide that needs to be supported. Qualcomm’s universal LTE chip known as the MSM-8960 does help as it supports up to seven different frequency bands, although it remains to b seen whether Apple is one name that has signed up Qualcomm as its partner in the upcoming iPhone.
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