The much-speculated iPhone 5 is looking likely not to have any support for LTE and could be expanding its carrier base with Sprint and T-Mobile looking likely to have the iPhone as well, according to a analyst from Jefferies & Co.
According to Peter Misek, Apple’s new phone would more likely be a iPhone 4S, with minor changes, including “better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support”.
LTE, however, “is currently not achieving yields sufficient for inclusion in the iPhone 5” – despite many phones, such as Motorola ATRIX, are supporting the new standard, which is faster than 3G speeds. Verizon, in the USA, is currently one of the biggest pushers of the new standard.
Misek is also saying that distribution deals for Sprint and T-Mobile (which is being acquired by AT&T) could come during the holidays. Other rumoured carriers to be getting the iPhone 4S will be China Mobile. In China, only China Unicom has the rights to it, despite the fact that both carriers are owned by the Chinese Government.