According to a The Wall Street Journal report published Friday, the next-generation Apple’s product will indeed include 4G LTE network support available worldwide.
“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,” writes the paper.
The Cupertino-based tech giant believes that if it provides its device with so-called LTE networks, a competitive danger for Apple will be removed. The move will also give carriers a chance to sell their fastest data services to Apple’s base of iPhone customers.
Apple’s main rivals on the smartphone market, including the leader Samsung Electronics Co., have already begun offering LTE phones globally. That has given them a selling point that so far the iPhone maker has lacked.
Apple is expected to announce its latest product, which will also have a slightly larger screen, at a press event in San Francisco on next Wednesday, Sept. 12. Analysts predict that the new smartphone will support LTE.
By the way, Iphonetouch Blorge suggests that 4G LTE speed on the next-generation iPhone will be “some impressive internals” as the device is reported to be powered by a quad-core A6 processor and include 1 GB of RAM.
To compare, Apple’s current third-generation Retina iPad, runs on a quad-core A5X processor and only uses 512 MB of RAM.
If the previous rumors are true, the much anticipated phone will be completely redesigned, featuring a taller, 4-inch screen and a slimmer body.
It was also reported that its dock connector would be smaller in size, now only utilizing 8 pins instead of Apple’s traditional 30 pins. The headphone jack has also moved to the bottom of the device.
Reports claiming that the upcoming device will include LTE wireless network came three days after it was revealed that the Californian phone maker works on a new service which will be able to compete with Pandora Media by sending streams of music customized to users’ tastes.
“The company has in the past contemplated and abandoned other interactive features, including a Spotify-like service that would have let users rent unlimited amounts of music for a fixed monthly fee,” reported The Wall Street Journal.
“But people familiar with the current talks say they appear to be more serious than those previous tentative inquiries.”
However, the full scope of Apple’s plans was not clear, according to these people, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private.
The reported service would probably be a preinstalled app on Apple’s world-famous products like iPhones and iPads and might be able to connect to users’ iTunes accounts to judge their tastes.
Some analysts suggest that the move would shake up the growing field ofInternet radio, as Apple’s program would compete with Internet radioservices such as Pandora, Slacker and iHeartRadio, which is offered by the radio giant Clear Channel Communications.