LTE support for the iPhone 5 has been heavily implied and rumored for some time and now sources from Korean service providers are saying they are in talks with Apple about supporting it.
Both SK Telecom and KT, two of the biggest providers in Korea and both certified authorized Apple partners for the iPhone in Korea, say they are in negotiation with Apple to get the iPhone 5 to support their companies LTE frequency.
Since the iPhone 5 will supposedly support 4G LTE networks it makes it trickier than if it were just 3G. For instance, in America, both Verizon and AT&T support a 700-megahertz frequency, AT&T additionally uses a 2.1-gigahertz frequency. Apple would have to manufacture separate iPhones with different LTE modems to support the different company frequencies.
With Korean LTE subscribers thought to be doubled by the end of the year to 16 million, Apple is going to have to decide if such a move is worth the cost and effort.