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It is the final weekend before Apple's Sept. 12 press conference where the iPhone 5 is expected to debut, and word on its network connectivity is making the rounds online.
Following Samsung announcing that their Galaxy Note 2 will be available for 4G LTE, yet they are finding trouble to find a US mobile carrier, Apple seems safe when it comes to carriers aside from T-Mobile and 4G LTE.
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According to the Wall Street Journal, the next iPhone "will work on the fastest wireless networks around the world..."
The WSJ suggests that the highly anticipated smartphone will support LTE.
LTE is short for Long Term Evolution and 4G is a wireless communications standard that was developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), according to Webopedia. 4G LTE was created to increase the speed of its predecessor 3G by 10 times. The higher the speed, the better streaming of multimedia
Webopedia added, "4G technologies are designed to provide [Internet Protocol (IP)]-based voice, data and multimedia streaming at speeds of at least 100 Mbit per second and up to as fast as 1 GBit per second.
The first LTE device Apple released was with the third-generation iPad, but was only compatible with AT&T and Verizon in the US.
However, is the 4G LTE a major selling point?
A poll by Apple Insider surveying 3,000 people, organizing by investment firm Piper Jaffray, found 47 percent of consumers not needing 4G LTE, 26 percent indicated they fell "all 4G LTE technologies are the same," and 15 percent said 4G LTE is the best network technology.
Of the 3,000 polled, 44 percent said they'll buy the iPhone 5 from Verizon, 29 percent for AT&T, and 14 percent will go to Sprint. T-Mobile will not be carrying the iPhone 5.
According to the WSJ, the International Date Corp stated Verizon is currently has the largest LTE network in the world and highest number of subscribers with LTE. With that said, Verizon could see a major boost in iPhone 5 than AT&T, despite the latter selling the Apple's device since 2007.
What has been heavily rumored for the iPhone 5 are the following: 4-inch screen size, 1GB RAM, an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera, a two-megapixel front-facing camera, running on the latest operating system iOS 6, supports 4G LTE, battery capacity of 1140mAh with its life going eight hours for 3G users and 14 hours for 2G users.
If interested in understanding the rumored terms and features of the iPhone 5, Latinos Post has gathered what has been speculated and helped break down words such as RAM, NFC, and battery capacity, click here.