New report suggests iPhone 6 will be capable of 150Mbps LTE speeds

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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! 

Source: GeekBar via GforGames

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  • De’Marcus Kourage Winbush

    The 1gb of ram needs to be updated to 2gb.

    • TBN27

      What if it were to run excellent on 1Gb?

    • RedGeminiPA

      We’re talking about iOS, not Android. The iPhone 5s is already on par with Android phones offering 2-4GB of RAM and quad & octa-core processors. Granted, 2GB would be welcome, but is it truly needed?

  • TBN27

    Maybe they are future proofing it because iPhones last a long time and peoe can still take advantage of it down the road. That said, I hope that they come with Band 12 installed.

  • RedGeminiPA

    Is this chip needed for Sprint Spark? If so, that could be why they’re “supposedly” going to use it.