Yesterday, we heard Chinese repair firm GeekBar report that the next iPhone will feature 1GB of RAM and an NFC chip. Today, they’re out with a new report that claims the iPhone 6 will feature LTE-A, just not the way we know it. LTE-Advanced, or LTE-A for short, is a new type of 4G LTE. Some refer to it as “true” 4G since it theoretically reaches speeds of up to 300Mbps. The report from GeekBar though suggests that Apple will utilize the new technology in the iPhone 6, but only support speeds of up to 150Mbps. For reference, this would allow for 50% faster data speed, as the current LTE technology on the iPhone 5s and below supports speeds of up to 100Mbps.
It’s unclear why exactly Apple is rushing to make the switch to LTE-A when hardly any phones on the market today support the technology, and it’s unclear why Apple is seemingly willing to push out half-baked features.
GeekBar doesn’t have any significant history, so we’re not sure just how reliable this is, but our guess is that this probably won’t pan out.
What do you think? Do you think Apple will feature LTE-A tech in the new iPhone, or wait until they can put in a chip that supports 300Mbps speeds? Tell us in the comment section below!