New Job Listing Adds to iPhone LTE Evidence
Two weeks ago the thought of a new iPhone sporting LTE innards was a distant possibility right behind an iPhone cheese grater. Fast forward to today, and a series of reports has thrown the possibility of an LTE iPhone 5 to forefront of the rumor mill.
The most recent discovery comes from Forbes, who happened to spot a new Apple job listing on LinkedIn of all places. The job listing is for Field Test Engineers with LTE and UMTS experience. In case you were wondering what field testing is, Forbes sums it up nicely as "taking a new cellphone outdoors and measuring its signal strength."
However, iPhone 5 LTE enthusiasts should temper their expectations. Apple's development cycle is traditionally very long and thorough with testing spanning a one to two-year period. Also, Verizon is the only carrier in the U.S. with an even halfway decent LTE network, and even then it only covers half the country and barely any of Apple's major markets.
LTE will come to iPhones eventually, but betting on it being unveiled this fall seems to be wishful thinking at this point.