With WWDC coming up in just a few weeks, excitement is beginning to build over the next iteration of Apple’s iOS software. The operating system, likely dubbed iOS 8, is expected to be shown off, and launched in beta, during Apple’s WWDC. While no features are known for sure yet, recent announcements from carriers have been leading to more and more speculation surrounding the newest software, and just what users can expect from Apple this year.
Most recently, Verizon announced that it will be adding voice over LTE (VoLTE), a service which is already available, or has already been announced, from the three other major carriers in the US. While this may just seem like an evolution for the carriers, this is rumored to also be a benefit to Apple as the company is reportedly attempting to integrate VoLTE services into FaceTime with iOS 8.
Another significant addition being considered for iOS 8 and the next-generation iPhone is voice-over-LTE support (VoLTE), according to carrier sources. Currently, when an LTE-capable iPhone needs to make a phone call, the actual call is placed over last generation networks such as 3G. With VoLTE, calls will be transmitted over the same type of network that LTE data is processed through, and this can allow for benefits such as improved call quality.
While there is obviously no confirmation that Apple is planning to include VoLTE services in iOS 8, it would certainly be a huge benefit for call quality as well as finally bringing voice calls into the new generation of cellular technology by allowing voice calls to use the latest technology.
What do you think about the possible implementation of VoLTE for iOS 8, as well as Verizon becoming the latest company to announce its VoLTE service? Drop a comment below and let us know!