Now that the new LTE iPad is here, there is no shortage of rumors about a 4G iPhone that is likely to come in future. LTE was seen in iOS code strings before the new Pad was introduced.
However, it was only speculation whether those were only for iPhone, the new 4G iPad, or both.
Last weekend, code strings in iOS 5.1 discovered by Cydia developer Krishna Sagar contain the text: “Enabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to enable 4G?” Various other mentions of enabling and disabling 4G when on phone calls and FaceTime were there. While most of the references to 4G in the strings could be for the iPad, references to calling features can be considered as a solid evidence that Apple is at the very least testing a LTE iPhone.
AT&T recently began calling its HSPA+ service 4G on iPhone 4S. However, switching that on and off would not disable a phone call or a FaceTime chat.
There is also a full reference to FaceTime over 4G in the code strings (below):
“4G_ON_CALL_CANCEL” = “Cancel”;
“4G_ON_CALL_OK_DISABLE” = “Disable”;
“4G_ON_CALL_OK_ENABLE” = “Enable”;
“4G_ON_CALL_WARNING_DISABLE” = “Disabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?”;
“4G_ON_CALL_WARNING_ENABLE” = “Enabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to enable 4G?”;?“4G_ON_FACETIME_4G_WARNING_DISABLE” = “Disabling 4G will end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?”;?
“4G_ON_FACETIME_WIFI_WARNING_DISABLE” = “Disabling 4G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?”;
“4G_TEXT” = “Using 4G loads data faster, but may decrease battery life.”;
What features would you expect in the next iPhone if it is 4G? Post your comments.
Source: 9TO5 Mac
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