More reports further confirm the speculation that the iPhone 5 will support LTE worldwide.Nearly every feature of the iPhone 5 has been spoiled by leaks and rumors, including the LTE support, and as we are a day away the rumors are still coming in. A report by the Wall Street Journal says that the iPhone 5 will support LTE not only in America, but around the world too, meaning that users could get a high speed data connection in any of the 50 states, Europe, or Asia. This is a huge selling point for the iPhone 5 as it would be the first iPhone yet to officially support 4G LTE.
While the chip in the iPhone 5 may be a global chip, it may not work for ever carrier worldwide. Carriers cannot share their spectrum and as the carrier list grows, so does the number of different spectrums that the iPhone 5 would need to support. It is possible for Apple to integrate functionality into the iPhone 5 to support every spectrum, but that would drive up production costs.
The iPhone 5 will be announced tomorrow, September 12th, and we will see just how much it can do then.