Leaked Documents Suggest That iPhone 5 Will Be a 4G Phone
With their final press release, LulzSec, the hacker team known for breaking into Nintendo, Sony and even CIA’s website, has also released AT&T documents that reveal the company’s plans to extend their 4G LTE network in order to make it compatible with the much anticipated iPhone 5 and iPad 3. These two would be Apple’s first 4G products.
The 4G feature has been long desired by the iPhone users, and if Apple decides to surprise its customers by introducing 4G devices, then we should not only experience faster download speeds on our iPhone 5, but also better performance for applications that require internet to function, such as mobile TV, video conferencing and online gaming. The average download speed for 4G is between 3 and 6 Mbps, and T-Mobile currently doubled their average 10 Mbps 4G speed, so we are hoping that the next generation iPhone will be carried by T-Mobile also.
On the downside, customers that have 4G smartphones are complaining that they don’t have coverage everywhere, and the phone’s battery runs out very fast when they use the technology.
Apple Could Launch iPhone 4S Along With the iPhone 5
According to the latest rumors, iPhone 5 will go into production phase by the end of August. An analyst for Deutsche Bank is also affirming that Apple will in fact introduce two new phones this year, one of them being the iPhone 5, while the other one will be called iPhone 4S and will be an unlocked, cheaper version that will come with the option of a pre-paid voice plan. The analyst said that “with Nokia and RIMM (BlackBerry) struggling, the time is right for Apple to aggressively penetrate the mid-range smartphone market (i.e. $300-500 category) to dramatically expand its market share.”
Another analyst is saying that we won’t get an iPhone 4S, but instead we’ll have a smaller version of the iPhone, an iPhone Nano if you want, that will offer all of iPhone 4’s capabilities, but will sell for about $200 and won’t require a contract.
As always, these are all speculations, since Apple did not say anything official about a new iPhone, and we are sure that all of us are expecting September to come, so we can see if we will get an iPhone 5, an iPhone 4S, both, or none at all.