Apple’s iPhone 5 will Support Global 4G LTE Networks
Apple Inc.’s next iPhone will work on the fastest wireless networks around the world—including in the U.S., Europe and Asia—though it is unlikely to be available on every carrier, people familiar with the matter said.
It isn’t likely to work with all carriers’ LTE networks in all countries, the people said, though it wasn’t clear which would be left out.
Notably, it was iPad 3G that was released with higher-speed 4G LTE networks by Apple on AT&T and Verizon’s mobile carriers but didn’t provide 4G LTE facility internationally so Apple fans living across Europe and Australia were not happy on this and were continuously asking Apple to provide them the same facility at earliest.
Due to delay in the release of new Qualcomm’s mobile chips, it was guessed that the iPhone would not provide LTE until this quarter. The new Qualcomm chip that supports LTE speeds with much enhanced power consumption is dubbed as MDM9615 which is set to come in time for late 2012 delivery just in time for the new iPhone 5.
Another important issue highly discussed in Apple officials is the battery life of new iPhone; Apple engineers simply refused to compromise on run-time just for providing higher data speeds. Reportedly, the battery of iPhone 5 would run at 3.8 volts and 5.45 watt hours as compared to iPhone 4S’ 3.7 volts and 5.3 watt.Apple, iPhone