Apple’s carrier partners are currently testing iPhone models with fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, according to a new report. Citing an internal iOS test build, Boy Genius Report claims that the software contains a property list file for LTE, suggesting that at least some current test units contain LTE-capable hardware. Notably, the report does not claim that the fifth-generation iPhone will contain the technology—that is unconfirmed—but instead aims to offer up evidence that Apple is testing iPhone units with LTE functionality for a future release.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.