After what seems like an eternity, T-Mobile is finally getting onto the iPhone bandwagon as announced by the company earlier this week. If you can't wait until next month for your T-Mobile iPhone 5, then you're in luck, because thanks to a handy little jailbreak mod, you can get T-Mobile's shiny new LTE hotness on your iPhone 5, right now.
When the Nexus 4 was announced as next Android flagship, there was no mention of any 4G/LTE support. Then, when the phone came out mid-November, there was, again, no LTE support again – not very surprisingly, though, since supporting 4G would have essentially meant manufacturing multiple versions of the device to make it agreeable for all the different 4G bands around the globe – an approach that Apple had to adopt with the iPhone 5. LG, however, decided to avoid going down that road, and hence, Nexus 4 stuck to the plain old 3G bands.
The patent fight has often been analogized as being like the Cold War, and it's a battle which Apple appears to be winning right now, given that Judge Lucy Koh recently ruled in favor of Apple in the well-documented San Jose fiasco. Samsung was hit pretty hard by the decision of the jury, and as well as losing a billion dollars plus (barring a successful appeal), the Korean outfit has been made to look like the inferior, copycat company.
As we all know, despite constant pleas of innocence, Samsung was judged to have indeed infringed on several Apple patents, and a jury - overseen by Judge Lucy Koh - ordered the South Korean company to compensate its Cupertino rival to the tune of over one billion dollars.
The next-generation iPhone, which the tech world has presumptuously dubbed the "iPhone 5" is purported to be releasing in the next couple of months, and although there has been plenty of speculation with regards to new features, one that has always seemed a certainty is the implementation of 4G LTE.
Whilst many features of the next iPhone device remain a rumor or mystery, the consensus seems to be that the unofficially-dubbed "iPhone 5" device will be the first Apple smartphone to include a 4G LTE chip. With that in mind, it has now emerged that Taiwanese company Qualcomm is gearing itself up to produce it.
There has been a lot of on-off talk regarding whether Apple will make its upcoming iPhone compatible with the data technology of tomorrow - 4G LTE. Whilst it doesn't seem very Apple-esque to adopt relatively new technology so early, the continual speculation must have some legitimacy behind it, right?
According to a new survey by Retrevo, people actually “believe” that the “4” in their iPhone 4 stands for 4G, which is the next generation wireless standard in wireless telecommunication, capable of blistering fast data downloads and uploads.
With WWDC behind us, enthusiasts are starting to look at what's in store for the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to be announced within the next few months. A spokesman at Etisalat, a United Arab Emirates-based carrier that currently carries the iPhone 4, mentioned a 4G-based "iPhone 5".
We're not even sure when the iPhone 5 will put in an appearance and the rumor-mill is already in full swing for iPhone 6, with The Cell Phone Junkie claiming the next-but-one iPhone will support LTE with a release penciled in for 2012.
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