iphone 4g tested
At least one U.S. carrier is testing LTE for the iPhone, according to a report.
Boy Genius Report cites an internal iOS test from an unnamed carrier that includes a property list for LTE. As noted, the inclusion of the code doesn’t mean that the iPhone 5 — or every iPhone 5 — will support LTE; it just means that it’s been tested.
LTE (Long Term Evolution, a.k.a. 4G) is a big upgrade from 3G service. With LTE, users can enjoy download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and uploads of 2-5 Mbps, which are on par with conventional broadband. That compares with a max of 1.4 Mbps for downloads and 0.8 Mbps for uploads on 3G, the service now available for the iPhone. The iPhone 5 could be unveiled as early as September 8, according to reports.
AT&T and Verizon — the two U.S. partners for Apple’s iPhone — are deploying LTE throughout their networks, though neither has full coverage across the U.S.