iPhone 6 to include support for LTE Advanced?
Apple hasn’t necessarily done the best job in pushing the latest and greatest cellular technology to its iPhones on time. The first generation iPhone launched with EDGE at times when 3G was already ubiquitous, and the same thing can be said about its late arrival to LTE and HSPA+. With LTE Advanced being the new thing in a few countries in Asia, you could say it’s a little too early for Apple to consider the technology on the iPhone 6, and then again, rumors claim otherwise.
More parts of the iPhone 6’s logic board have emerged, and these include a new MDM9625 LTE modem. In contrast to the current MDM9615 modem that’s found on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, this newer modem is more durable, and provides a cooler operation under heavy work thanks to a refined 28-nanometer production process. To make this rumor even better, this new MDM9625 includes support for LTE Advanced, though it is important to note that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the technology will be activated.
We could say that it doesn’t make sense for Apple to launch this technology this year, and specially when only a handful of countries support LTE Advanced, but at a time when “Prime” phones are the new thing, it could be that Apple is considering its own Prime variant of the iPhone, without the need to push new hardware.