AT&T, Verizon Rumored to Be Testing 4G-Capable LTE iPhone
Although there is little evidence to support the suspicion that the 5th generation iPhone will deliver LTE compatibility, it's all but inevitable that a future iPhone will. And if new reports that iPhone carriers are now actively testing a 4G-capable prototype, the eventuality referenced above may become reality much sooner than most anticipate.
According to our friends at BGR, Apple is, indeed, angling for iPhone support of the high-speed 4G network standard. Evidence comes in the form of reports that Apple's carrier partners are - at this very moment - testing one such futuristic model.
"While we can’t confirm that the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone will be able to support 4G LTE," the BGR report reads, "we can now exclusively confirm that Apple’s carrier partners are testing iPhone models with LTE capability."
This "exclusive" confirmation comes as little consolation to those hoping for a 4G bombshell with the iPhone 5. But it looks like we're still at least one generation device behind the "future of mobile technology." As 4G LTE networks continue emerge across the globe, Apple has more than enough motivation to get the job done and finally release a 4G-capable handset.